Sunday, October 16, 2011

Caroline Arden "Yolo County" ~ Colorado Review

"She thought of calling the guests to explain but couldn't bear doing it, and so she turned off the lights, drew the shades, and lay on the couch while guests rang the doorbell, understanding that she was outside society now and might as well grow hard."

Caroline Arden's story "Yolo County" appears in Colorado Review and begins with a horrific event. The tone of voice contributes to the tension and conveyance of Miriam's character--a girl who shows up early to a baby shower and accidentally allows a child to choke.

Afterward, Miriam goes with her boyfriend Orin to Yolo County to watch an artist couple's farmhouse.


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