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➠ [Epub] ➚ The Middle Ground By Jeff Ewing ➪ – Connecfloor.co.uk The middle ground is a place we’ve all crossed the halfway point between who you are and who you want to be In Jeff Ewing’s collection of stories his diversely American characters call it home FroAll town beauty tentatively courting stardom Ewing’s sparse musical prose illuminates lives lived in that space between fear and courage hope and regret life and death Fog remembers revenge beckons and loneliness gives birth to fragile beauty—while in the distance the future gleams on a car hood daring bold hands to seize it

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Ll crossed the halfway point between who you are and who you want to be In The Middle Epub Jeff Ewing’s collection of stories his diversely American characters call it home From a story of a man living in the shadow of an abandoned missile silo that may hold the answer to a mystery of vanished children to one of a sm

The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing Jeff Ewing is a playwright poet technical writer and editor His fiction has been widely published in prominent literary magazines including Crazyhorse Southwest The Middle Epub / Review Atticus Review Juked and New World Writing His poems can be found in numerous literary journals including Atlanta Review ZYZZYVA Catamaran Tar River Poetry and Willow Springs His full length play The Middle of Nowher.

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The Middle GroundEpub The Middle Ground By Jeff Ewing Connecfloorcouk The middle ground is a place we’ve all crossed the halfway point between who you are and who you want to be In Jeff Ewing’s collection of stories his diversely American characters call it home Fro The Middle Ground is a place we’ve a

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  • Jay Mims

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundOnce in my early twenties I bemoaned the fact that I hadn’t been granted any amount of closure from a failed relationship Pulling from the thirty years he has on me my father said we often don’t get closure until we are dead and buried While I took no offense at his nihilistic yet somehow optimistic advice I sure as hell wasn’t sure what to do with that information That reality—that closure is oftentimes too slippery a concept to nail down with any finality—has haunted me in a sense Jeff Ewing’s short story collection The Middle Ground shows that I am not alone in being hauntedThis raw collection comes at a time when the world appears on the brin


  • Philip Elliott

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundSet in small forgotten towns and dwellings across California and the USA Jeff Ewing's characters embody the uiet desperate search for something —that something that's just beyond the middle ground they call homeEwing writes in the clean simple and beautifully musical language of Hemingway and Raymond Carver and the characters that populate his stories do so in a similarly authentic and truly human manner as those of the aforementioned literary greats But Ewing's stories are very much his own and his voice is at once familiar and original You will be hard pressed to find a uietly affecting well written and enjoyable collection of short stories than The Middle Ground It's one of the best short story collections I've ever read


  • Sheree

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundEwing's short stories urge the reader to road trip with The Middle Ground Stories in hand as a travel guide of sorts to route us toward both the gritty and the austere settings he captures with his story telling A few pages into the collection found me excited to discover a classic read tightly written with solid visual images His words do not trip up the reader with ex


  • Patrick

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundThe stories in Jeff Ewing’s The Middle Ground describe relationships and their failures past and present A fresh and diverse mix including first and third person perspectives “Tule Fog” reminds this reader of the complicated and backstory layered prose of Andre Dubus III West Coast rather than East but an eually fine tale of failure in a fading paradise “Like Mary Jane” will make the reader suirm at the young heroine’s notion of love while empathizing with her need The title story is a haunting account of twisted maternal love Each story’s characters settings and situations are snapped onto the page with tight and boisterous prose A delightful and thought provoking read One hopes we’ll see much from this writer


  • Brett Ramseyer

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundTHE MIDDLE GROUND by Jeff Ewing is not of earth but water From “Tule Fog” “The Shallow End” to “Hiddenfolk” and many others of his short stories the lonely characters swim in life’s constricting fish bowl It was a joy to peer in at them catch an iridescent glint off their flawed human scales These stories inhabit California Florida the Pacific Northwest and off the coast of Iceland never far from the ribbon of a river an unkempt pool or a crashing shoreline Ewing’s settings rise like meditative steam from the Firehole River Each beautiful nature description washes across reader consciousness like calm but volcanic tectonic pressu


  • SueLucie

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundMy interpretation of the link between the very varied stories in this collection the middle ground of the title is that point where someone becomes resigned to the way things have turned out the space between regret or nostalgia for the past and hope for the future Seemingly small lives spent in out of the way unglamorous places are nevertheless dramatic in their individual ways and we are afforded snapshots of a few here One of my favourites is ‘Dick


  • Emma Gleeson

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundDon't miss this extraordinary debut collection from a writer of real humanity and skillEwing presents his broken derailed characters in sentences of Hemingway esue brevity and poise painting a picture of what it is to live on the margins of American society or even


  • Christine Rose

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundI received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review here on GoodreadsBeautiful imagery Things described as I've never seen or heard them described imparting a kind of poetry that overlays the disturbing journey you don't at first detect By the time you know it's going downhill you're already on the sled forty five degrees angled down an ice covered slope with nothing to be done but grit your teeth hold on and pray that Nature got rid of all the trees that're bound to be in your path the mountains are


  • Mike

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundA collection of enigmatic short stories that are somewhat reminiscent of Alice Munro The stories contained in The Middle Ground often than not have a deep melancholy uality Like random chapters from different books by the same author each of the stories is similar to the others yet uniue in its own way One or two have a distinct Twilight Zone flavor to themI often found myself not understanding exactly what a story was about until it was nearly finished More than once I didn't understand it even thenI can't say it was the most compelling or enjoyable collection of stories I've ever read but The Middle Ground by Jeff Ewing is most definitely thought provoking I intend to revisit this collection sometime in the future as I can't help but feel that I may have missed something important within these narratives Something that perhaps I just wasn't receptive to at


  • Christopher Walker

    The Middle Ground epub ✓ Paperback ✓ jeff ewing The Middle GroundI have mixed feelings about 'The Middle Ground' a book which I should state clearly here I received for free in return for an honest review On the one hand I found Ewing's ability to craft characters that really speak and move as you expecte