Perfect Conditions

Perfect Conditions

by Vanessa Blakeslee

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Overview

From the unforgiving surf of Costa Rica to hidden vineyards in the South of France, the stories in Perfect Conditions span the globe, and the characters often struggle to find control in unrelenting circumstances: a deep sea fisherman discovers he may not be allowed to return home when his contract expires; a young woman mourns the death of a dear friend she cannot save; a newlywed couple embark on a disastrous honeymoon. Unflinching stories from an award-winning writer.

Vanessa Blakeslee 's writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Green Mountains Review, The Paris Review Daily, The Globe and Mail, Kenyon Review Online , among many others. Her novel Juventud won the 2015 Bronze Medal, was a finalist for Foreword Review 's Book of the Year, and a runner-up for the Eric Hoffer Award. Her short story collection Train Shots won the 2014 IPPY Gold Medal in Short Fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945883156
Publisher: Curbside Splendor Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Vanessa Blakeslee's writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Green Mountains Review, The Paris Review Daily, The Globe and Mail, Kenyon Review Online, among many others. Her novel Juventud won the 2015 Bronze Medal, was a finalist for Foreword Review 's Book of the Year, and a runner-up for the Eric Hoffer Award. Her short story collection Train Shots won the 2014 IPPY Gold Medal in Short Fiction.

Table of Contents

Traps 1

Stand by to Disembark 9

Jesus Surfs 25

Sustainable Practices 39

Arthur and George: The Voyage Begins 49

The Perfect Pantry 65

Perfect Conditions 83

Clínica Tikal 111

Splitting the Peak 131

Exalted Warrior 169

Acknowledgments 197

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