Same Place, Same Things by Tim Gautreaux

Same Place, Same Things: Stories Same Place, Same Things: Stories by Tim Gautreaux

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A really good collection of stories set in the part of Louisiana that isn't New Orleans. All but one of the stories are tied in some way to the work that the characters do or don't do for a living. They are unremarkable people who end up in remarkable situations, or at least enjoy talking about other people who've had remarkable things happen to them. Gautreaux immerses the reader in his setting is such a way that proves that he's mastered the "show, don't tell" rule of writing. The characters of these stories have been busy living day bay day, they don't have time to sit back and see beauty and danger of where they live. It's just life to them.

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