Claire Vaye Watkins (born April 9, ) is an American author and professor. Her book of short stories Battleborn (Riverhead Books, ), won The Story. FINE AS NEW CLEAN AND TIGHT – SOFT COVER. SHIPS FROM WA- USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. The extraordinary debut collection from the . The extraordinary debut collection from the Guggenheim Award-winning author of the forthcoming Gold Fame Citrus Winner of the Story Prize Recipient of.

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Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins

People in different times through Nevada’s history, or dealing with histories they have brought with them; people in various stages of becoming and being parents; whores and pimps, runaways, prospectors, and immigrants all feature somewhere in connection to not only the state of Nevada but also an idea of the American West.

Apr 04, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get instead yourself a Pond. I cried for a full 10 minutes after “The Thing We Need.

Waktins is where I insert all the star-rating hand-wringing before justifying my decision based on the fact that the strongest stories in this collection carry twice their weight. Made me wonder then if the story was fiction at all, if she has people stalking her and wanting her picture etc.

Claire Vaye Watkins – Wikipedia

A Nevada farmer finds some detritus by the side of the road that connects in an odd way with a significant event earlier in his life. All parts added up, you wouldn’t expect the whole to come from a young, tenderfoot woman writer.


Ships from and sold by Academic Book Solutions. Quite frankly, I did not like a lot of these stories. You don’t waste a lot of time on people you don’t really like because you’re kind of looking for something more than a person you can tolerate long enough to figure out why you REALLY hate them.

This makes me think that Watkins really shines clajre a longer format, and makes me all the more drooly with anticipation for her new novel, Gold Fame Citrus. View all 28 comments.

Someone just asked me “How did you learn to read poetry? This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The Proper Order Of Seasons. Aug 12, Lindsey rated it it was ok Shelves: Most of them die. Vaje had to take a lot of research did bears and bulls really fight each other for show? He took off her clothes. Open Preview See a Problem?

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. It doesn’t, at least not in any grand way. Second, I felt cheated by the way some of the stories ended. I listened, pressing the sole of my shoe against the blackened rocks lining the fire pit. That line was from The Diggingsthe one story that left me gobsmacked. Most of these stories are set in Watkins’s home state of Nevada.

However after that the stories were more conventional, and to my mind, better. It takes some real skill to leave the reader satisfied while ending a story in media res.


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Her Body and Other Parties: Oct 03, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wonder how she likes the Bucknell campus compared to that?

Watkins battleboorn us amazing visions of a funny, savage, haunted West-and one of the most outstanding short story collections in recent memory. Her characters are perpetually off balance while they strive for wholeness and beauty.

Nonetheless, she quickly corrects, and rounds off her one-two start of perfect stories with a nine-ten end of perfect stories, “Virginia City” and “Wasteland. Explore the Home Gift Guide. She cllaire a force to be reckoned with and writes so exquisitely and metaphorically that it is hard not to be riveted vaey the page.

Claire Vaye Watkins

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A prospecting hermit discovers the limits of his rugged individualism when battlebprn tries to rescue an abused teenager. It’ll be the short story that turns into the novel that turns into your favorite book you read over and over.

Learn waykins about Amazon Giveaway. The big one spit into his hand. Picking up a copy and looking at the back of Battleborn, it’s hard not to be interested.