Kudos to Amina Gautier

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

In the current issue of The Georgia Review reviewer Greg Johnson says of Amina Gautier’s story collection At-Risk (Georgia, 2011): “Richard Wright or James Baldwin might well admire and nod their heads over such a passage.  In general Gautier’s depictions of the problems of black teenage boys in America seems dead on, and she pays equal to the plight of teenage girls.”  In a later passage, Johnson adds: “Throughout this collection, Gautier employs detail to powerful dramatic effect, so the reader can easily see her people and their world.  In Hemingway’s parlance, there are no holes in her stories….”

For Gautier’s short short “Love, Creusa,” see the flash fiction in this issue of Shenandoah.

About R.T. Smith

recent-meR. T. Smith has edited Shenandoah since 1995 and serves as Writer-in-Residence at Washington & Lee. His forthcoming books are Doves in Flight: 13 Fictions and Summoning Shades: New Poems, both due in 2017.


This entry was posted in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.