The Rule of Last Clear Chance

The Rule of Last Clear Chance

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Fresh, imaginative, witty -- these have all been used to describe Judith McCormack's stories, gathered here in a powerful debut collection. Her offbeat characters, many of them lawyers, provide a lively look at the absurdities which lie beneath the skin of everyday life. A grocer who sells lobsters, a Cuban apothecary, a hapless thief, and a dreamy lawyer who navigates by smell are some of the people who fall in and out of trouble in these stories. The collection follows their restless attempts to find footing in a colourful but tricky landscape. All of this is detailed in language with a remarkable sense of cadence, punctuated with tart insights.The gym is cold, and has high ceilings and enormous light fixtures on heavy metal racks. The air is filled with acrid smells, like rubber and ... She wonders how long it has been hanging there like that. Then she sees it shift another couple ofanbsp;...

Title:The Rule of Last Clear Chance
Author: Judith McCormack
Publisher:The Porcupine's Quill - 2003

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