Rough Translations

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Published by: University of Georgia Press ‎
Release Date: November 10, 2004
Pages: 144
ISBN13: 978-0820323701


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Boston Globe Award and the Bay Area Book Award

Molly Giles's engaging collection of stories was the winner not only of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction but also of the 1985 San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association (BABRA) Award for Fiction and the 1986 Boston Globe Fiction Award. Many of the stories in Rough Translations have been anthologized and adapted for radio performance.

A master of the complexities of language, Molly Giles writes of the missed connections in life and of the rough translations that we employ when we try to convey, through words and gestures, what we are thinking and what we want from our loved ones.


“Impeccable timing and energetic prose sacrifice grand-standing in favor of exploration and direct statement, often tempered with a great, hushed humor.”
- San Francisco Chronicle