Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6 by Susan Jackson Rodgers

Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6
Susan Jackson Rodgers
Press 53, 2012
163 pp. $14.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by Daniel O’Conner

As a follow-up to her debut short-story collection The Trouble With You Is, Susan Jackson Rodgers returns with an elegant series of contemporary stories. In each of the nineteen stories, we meet strong women characters, beautifully rendered, dealing with the struggles and decisions that affect their relationships and careers. This collection, however, goes beyond the domestic. Sharp, muscular prose and a biting sense of humor, levitate the material to compete with the finest short form writers of today. Life, in Jackson’s world, is raw, biting, honest. This collection is a triumphant return.

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