Border Markers



Border Markers After The Accidental Death Of A High School Aged Friend, The Lansing Family Has Split Along Fault Lines Previously Hidden Under A Patina Of Suburban Banality Every Family S Got Secrets, But For The Lansings Those Secrets End Up Propelling Them Away From The Border Town Of Lloydminster To Foreign Shores, Prison, And Beyond.Told Via Thirty Three Flash Fiction Narratives, Fractured Like The Psyches Of Its Characters, Border Markers Is A Collection With Keen Edges And Tough Language It S A Slice Of Prairie Noir That Straddles The Line Between Magic And Gritty Realism Recalling Tania Hershman S The White Road And Other Stories, As Well As Robert Oren Butler S Severance, Jenny Ferguson S Debut Is An Essential Collection Of Commonplace Tragedies And The Ghosts Of Failures Past.

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  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • Border Markers
  • Jenny Ferguson
  • English
  • 09 December 2017
  • 192645569X

10 thoughts on “Border Markers

  1. Avril says:

    A well written, quick read Although it is fictional, this book was particularly nostalgic as it is set in my hometown The author does a good job of capturing the darker side of prairie life, and living in an oilfield town The only downside for me was that I wanted to readThe book left me...

  2. Laura Creedle says:

    Border Markers traces the descent of the Lansing family in the wake of a tragedy with perfect economy and precision Details are everything in Flash fiction, and Ferguson gets all the details right from the son in prison waiting impatiently for the reading cart full of cast off books from th...

  3. Julie says:

    I devoured Border Markers in one delicious sitting A haunting story told through multiple points of view in flash fiction chapters, this one reveals its mysteries to the reader bit by bit I wasn t ready for it to end

  4. Jonathan Peto says:

    I just finished reading Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant to my fourth grade class As I read it, I occasionally thought of Dear Life by Alice Munro Both collections of stories are heart renderingly bleak It s not that I don t read for reality, but if it reminds me of small towns and suburban banality , I often run for cover Life has not turned me into a shiny, happy people and I m not interested in only reading about them, but I don t want my reading to fill me with despair either.Both o I just finished reading Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant to my fourth grade class As I read it, I occasionally thought of Dear Life by Alice Munro Both collections of stories are heart renderingly bleak It s not that I don t read for reality, but if it reminds me of small towns and s...

  5. Ashley Martin says:

    A stirring and intimate look into different lives connected by a common tragedy, BORDER MARKERS captures the weighty emotions of grief, despair, longing, and hope with beautiful prose and a unique flash fiction format Jenny doe...

  6. Tracy Gold says:

    A haunting read that plays with form and character Each section can be considered as a piece of flash fiction on its own, yet the whole paints a haunting picture of a small town full of quirks and grieving Characters near misses and internal battles are brought...

  7. Ava Homa says:

    Deftly written novel in short stories Subtle and masterfully crafted You cannot remove a sentence from this book without damaging the story Every sentence is important and yet what is left out is a lotimportant You feel the underlying simmering tension between apparently mundane matters and daily interaction It is as much about life in prairies as it is about human connections and their lack of.A pleasant break from mainstream novels, Border Makers will engage your imagination and d Deftly written novel in short stories Subtle and masterfully crafted You cannot remove a sentence from this book without damaging the story Every sentence is important and yet what is left out is a lotimportant You feel the underlying simmering tension between apparently mundane matters and daily interaction It is as much about life in prairies as it is about human connections and their lack of.A pleasant break f...

  8. Ida says:

    A slim volume of flash fictions pieces that, woven together, present a larger story Ferguson uses this format well The title has layers of meaning, as characters move between geographic locations and also feel for the boundaries within a variety of relationships We see vignettes showing how each life is self contained and yet not How the actions of one person has a ripple effect into the lives of surrounding them There isn t really one central character, but many of the piece explore reacti A slim volume of flash fictions pieces that, woven together, present a larger story Ferguson uses this format well The title has layers of meaning, ...

  9. Heidi Stallman says:

    Enjoyable and immersive read Jenny Ferguson does a beautiful job giving us the small details that illuminate the characters mood, situation and place in a small border town in Canada I especially enjoyed the flash fiction told from the Lansing children s POV Poppy and Chuck, whose lives fell apart after the death o...

  10. Elizabeth Zertuche says:

    Border Markers is a collection of hauntingly vivid bite sized stories unraveling the lives of a family impacted by tragedy and the community which served as its backdrop Jenny Ferguson s debut novel written in flash fiction is rich in dialogue and engagin...

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