This One Because of the Dead

  • Pages:240
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Themes:Hidden truths, unsaid, separation, loneliness, family
  • Pub Date:06/25/2019
  • Age Groups:Adult Fiction
In her debut collection of short stories, Laure Baudot writes about men and women, boys and girls. In the title story, Julie comes to realize that her life has been based on accepting situations less than she had hoped for. She gave up her hopes to of becoming a ballerina for a career as a ballet teacher, and she has settled into living with a man who is self-absorbed to a shocking extent.
“Each story is charged by the power of things left unsaid — between partners, parents and children, friends, even bosses. Power dynamics, family tribulations, and the quest for self-discovery play prominent roles, and Baudot’s straightforward prose paints a candid picture of the pivotal moments in her characters’ lives.”
– Quill & Quire