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Day 4: The Dredgeman’s Revelation by Karen Russell

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Oh, how I wanted to like this story. Actually for much of the story, I did like it. What’s not to like about a character named Louis Thanksgiving who works on a dredge in the Florida panhandle?

But then things go horribly wrong and right about the time skin started boiling off, I just had to quit, so I will never know his revelation.

In my version he survives the disaster, meets a nice girl and has litters of children. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t happen in Russell’s story.

Written by Chance

September 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm