Thursday, July 24, 2014

"The Invisible Mourner" by Ken Harvey

A good story, the best stories, in my opinion, highlight truths, specifically truths we fail or unwilling to see. Ken Harvey's "The Invisible Mourner," a sad and quiet story about a sad and quiet man, does just this. But what I like most about Harvey's story is the way the words, sentences, and tone so naturally complement the unassuming character at the center of it all.

"The Invisible Mourner" takes Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain" to church and begins where the cowboys left off. It's definitely worth taking the time to read (in English or Spanish--The Buenos Aires Review offers both.)

Ken Harvey

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