Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing
Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing:
by Lydia Peelle
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The eight stories in Lydia Peelle’s debut collection are remarkable for their clarity and precision. Set primarily in the dwindling forests and farmland surrounding Nashville, Tennessee, they concern the estrangement between modern life and nature, unsettling the reader’s hope for an easy reconciliation between the two.
The opening story, “Mule Killers,” involves the arrival of tractors at a family farm and the elimination