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by Tara L. Masih

eBook Where the Dog Star Never Glows download ISBN: 0982576056
Author: Tara L. Masih
Publisher: Press 53 (February 15, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 164
ePub: 1541 kb
Fb2: 1123 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies

In this impressive debut collection, Tara Masih shows an intimate sense of understanding her characters' innermost feelings

In this impressive debut collection, Tara Masih shows an intimate sense of understanding her characters' innermost feelings. The writing in her slim debut collection, "Where the Dog Star Never Glows" is beautiful, and I loved all of the flora and fauna that shows up in these stories - a hummingbird buzzing from hibiscus bush to persimmon tree, sea fans and anemones waving in underwater currents, wild balckbirds caterwauling in palm trees, etc.

Readers will find Tara Masih's collection of short stories to be wonderfully engaging. A place where mystery and emotion both run high in exotic lands. Into a worl. HERE THE DOG STAR NEVER GLOWS. Her stories break the mold. Throughout the book there permeates an unexpected sense of peace, even as characters battle against tough life decisions.

Tara L. Masih's debut collection of short stories is as varied as the characters she writes - encompassing a wide range of locations . Whether being made or broken, connections play a critical role in Where the Dog Star Never Glows

Tara L. Masih's debut collection of short stories is as varied as the characters she writes - encompassing a wide range of locations and styles, Masih showcases the breadth of her talent in this slim but powerful volume. Whether being made or broken, connections play a critical role in Where the Dog Star Never Glows. But it is not as simple as making a love connection and living happily ever after. Some of the protagonists do seek a better half.

Where the Dog Star Never Glows Quotes Showing 1-1 of 1. Being a doctor he didn't want for choices, but also being a doctor he understood the fragility of bone and sinew that encompassed the even more fragile organ of the heart. He envisioned Therese's as being wound in intricate, tight, vinelike veins that he would slowly make sense of and unravel

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i want to say i liked it and then the romance and oh my god, some of the most creepily written un-romantic romantic sex scenes i have ever encountered.

i want to say i liked it and then the romance and oh my god, some of the most creepily written un-romantic romantic sex scenes i have ever encountered it was just unpleasantly written. Who tries to write a touching sex scene and describes a woman's backside as an 'ass'. or his penis as a 'wanger' or a 'dick'. ICK! These two have been without sexual companionship for years and they treat each other like 12 year olds who are totally unsure of themselves.

One of those situations where it's imperative to separate the art from the artist. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85. Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born. Monsoon Memories by Renita D'Silva A Deconstructed Heart by Shaheen Ashraf-Ahmed Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal Split by Swati Avasthi Breathless in Bombay by Murzban Shroff Where the Dog Star Never Glows by Tara L. Masih.

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In this impressive debut collection, Tara Masih shows an intimate sense of understanding her characters' innermost feelings, creating a memorable map of diverse characters that span the globe and several eras. Ghosts dance, butterflies swarm, men crystallize, the sun disappears, and water plays a role in both destruction and repair of the soul. With an unflinching eye, a mythical awareness of the natural world, and poetic, crafted prose, Masih examines the dark recesses of the mind and heart, which often leads to a small or great triumph or illumination that will resonate long after the last page is turned. A finalist in the National Best Books 2010 Awards.
Comments: (7)
kewdiepie
What a wonderful new voice! These charming stories take you all over the globe; the American Northeast, India, the Caribbean, Belgium, etc. They also take you to many shadings of the human heart. Most of the stories have sadness but also hope and often a discovery of a different way for people to relate to one another, a deeper understanding and support emerges between the characters. Some images stand out. In one story two aging fathers come together after the funeral for one man's middle aged daughter. Each silently feeds a backyard fire with detritus from their pasts. The bereaved father is stoking the fire with letters he's exchanged over the years with his lost daughter. The other father is throwing in an old family picnic table that he'd hurriedly chopped up at his wife's insistence that he go keep vigil with his old friend. After exchanging subdued greetings they merely stand side by side and get on with their private grief. In another story a woman who's lost her fighter pilot father in World War II when she was three years old goes on a solo pilgrimage to Belgium to visit his grave. She unexpectedly finds it beautifully tended and planted. She goes to visit the woman who's been caring for it all these years and is deeply touched by her story and how the woman's experiences are interwoven with hers though neither previously knew of one another. Masih is wonderful at setting mood and a specific sense of place through nature descriptions. Some of her stories are two pages long; others 20 pages, both are just as effective. If your experience is anything like mine you'll eat these stories like bitter sweet candies.
Keth
Whether they are about couples struggling in relationships or parents confronting the death of children, the stories of this collection are written in a language rich with poetry and from an interesting balance of both male and female perspectives. While settings and circumstances vary drastically--the coal mines of America to colonial India--it's obvious that the arrangement of each story has been carefully considered in relation to the others in both tone and theme. While some, such as the romantically-themed "Delight" about a Puerto Rican candy maker, are deliciously lengthy, others, like "Suspended" in which a girl inside a Pontiac dangles from a tree, are short and startling. There are wonderful surprises, as well. Set against the lush background of the Dominican Republic, "The Guide, the Tourist, and the Animal Doctor" turns expectations (Eurocentric ones that is) upside down, while in "Memsahib" an Indian artist confronts the enduring influence of colonialism on his artistic vision. A terrific read, this collection is hard to put down once you've started.
Mitars Riders
After hearing great things about Tara Masih's debut work from numerous sources, I decided to buy her book. And I'm very glad I did. This collection of short stories came as quite a surprise; the prose is beautifully sparse and at times poetic, and she hones in on the glory of nature in unique ways.

From The Caribbean, to Belgium, to India and beyond, these stories capture razor-sharp moments, emotions, and observations that are as believable as warm soil, and somehow magical at the same time. Highly Recommended.
Jockahougu
Each story is a jewel, beautifully descriptive, individual. The characters so well drawn. Very highly recommended to short story readers and all how enjoy excellent writing.
Keramar
A book that is unlike any other. Short stories are truly intriguing. The characters are so different from story to story. Descriptions of surroundings are so vivid. It feels like you are watching a movie instead of just reading a book. The author has commanding knowledge of many different cultures and topographies. It is a class book; a must read!!!
Nirn
Upon the recommendation of Brendan, I somewhat reluctantly started reading these short stories. Now, I say reluctantly not because I don't trust Brendan as I trust his choices for me implicitly. I say reluctantly because he made me step out of my comfort zone. I usually read horror, mystery, thrillers and even the occasional romance. These stories are hard to categorize. They seem worldly, folksy and autobiographical all at the same time. They bellow with tears of joy and pain. They tell stories that I'd never heard before with most of them containing some type of hardship. While I would normally sit down and finish a book of short stories in one sitting, I found that impossible with this one. Some stories were so heavy and so intense I knew I had to break them up. It's like I needed time away to savor and ingest each story.

Two thumbs up to Tara Masih. I thoroughly enjoyed your work and you have broadened my horizons with your stories. And, oh yes, an extra P.S. - Thanks, Brendan :)
Granigrinn
It's always a pleasure to discover a new voice, especially one as fresh as that of Tara Masih. The writing in her slim debut collection, "Where the Dog Star Never Glows" is beautiful, and I loved all of the flora and fauna that shows up in these stories - a hummingbird buzzing from hibiscus bush to persimmon tree, sea fans and anemones waving in underwater currents, wild balckbirds caterwauling in palm trees, etc. Masih's range is also very impressive - coal miners in the 1800s, a ghost town in Montana, a wedding in India! The author has established herself as a master of the short short form, and several of these are included, but some of my favorite stories were the longer ones such as "The Guide, The Tourist and the Animal Doctor," and "Champagne Water" which take place in Dominica; "The Dark Sun" about a pregnant expat in Mexico with an unfaithful husband who tries to forge a bond with her maid; "Asylum;" and "Delight," set in Puerto Rico, in which a confectioner with a disability who finds love with a surfer who comes to her shop.