The stories in “River Talk” introduce an unforgettable array of characters. A woman reconsiders her decision to enter a polygamous marriage; an Iraq War vet struggles to regain compromised relationships; a Somali refugee takes a job at the local mill to support her family. In spare yet vivid prose, Anderson explores loss and desire, regret and hope. Everywhere we are reminded of all that a single life contains.
A sixth-generation native of Maine, Anderson was born in Bangor and raised in a village on the Androscoggin River. She lives with her family in Maine and Massachusetts and teaches writing at Boston University.
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