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Danish Southern Gothic (Karate Chop by Dorthe Nors)

Each of the fifteen stories in Danish writer Dorthe Nors’ first English-language collection Karate Chop (Graywolf 2014) are short enough to inhabit new genre territory: concise as flash, but incisive and expansive as any great short story. 132 more words

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KARATE CHOP brings Danish writer's dark, droll stories to U.S. readers

Karate Chop: Stories

Dorthe Nors (Translated by Martin Aitken)

Graywolf Press: Feb. 4, 2014

104 pages, $14.00

Dorthe Nors’s Karate Chop is one of the few books that truly deserves to be described with that overused adjective, “unique.” The Danish novelist’s first collection of stories is a short, sharp shock that hits you like, well, a karate chop to the neck. 873 more words

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