According to Hayden's Ferry Review, The Innocent Party by Aimee Parkison is irresistible. Her writing is of unique experience that transcends the categorization of imaginative realism, while still doing it a lot of justice. The plot of her short story "Locked Doors" is as captivating as they come: the story is from a man's point of view, whose sister shatters emotionally into three personalities. The review comments on Parkison's characters, unforgettable and walking the line between reality and unreality through familiar and comforting narrative. Another story from The Innocent Party in the review's spotlight is " Murder on the Pasture." The review raves: "It was not an entirely new experience to become part of a writer's process of creation as a reader, but this was one of the few times I felt it was entirely successful... Parkinson’s prose flows with a subtle, musical rhythm that only prose can achieve, and then rarely... Every sentence, every sentence, is exquisite." Reviewer Debrah Lechner goes on to say that when writing such as Parkison's has such a profound effect on her, it "renews [her] faith in writing... Do yourself a favor and read this book." See the review here. Read the sensational prose for yourself, at a limited-time special rate! Want more Parkison? Take a look back at our previous (May 26) posting for a personal essay by the author herself!
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