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Everybody Loves SomebodyReading the vivid, elliptical Joanna Scott's superb new stories in Everybody Loves Somebody is like observing humanity through a...Everybody Loves SomebodyFictionReading the vivid, elliptical Joanna Scott's superb new stories in Everybody Loves Somebody is like observing humanity through a...2006-12-06Back Bay
Everybody Loves Somebody
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Everybody Loves Somebody

Genre: Fiction; Author: Joanna Scott; Publisher: Back Bay

Reading the vivid, elliptical Joanna Scott’s superb new stories in Everybody Loves Somebody is like observing humanity through a sensitive surveillance camera. In ”The Lucite Cane,” Scott takes snapshots of drivers at a traffic light, then moves to a park, then a seedy grocery, then a bar, picking up narrative snippets tangentially related to an old man with a cane. The title story follows a businessman as he drives through the dark, making a series of loopy mental calculations. In Scott’s off-kilter tales, life is governed by chance, we are less logical than we think, and the world is full of mystery.