Pieces and Me Author:E. Claudette Freeman Pieces.And Me. A Collection of Life. — E. Claudette Freeman, an enticing new literary voice, makes her debut in contemporary fiction with a collection of short stories that ring with vibrance and character. PIECES. AND ME., is about home, emotions, relationships and how all that combines to make us who we are. Throughout the collection Freeman... more »'s keen ability to dig in and explore the emotions of people shines. This exploration plays out delightfully in characters like Missy Reynolds, whose curiosity takes her on endless journeys. Then meet Jamie Taylor, a professional woman trapped in the web of her headstrong mother. And there is KC, a tragic victim who stumbles into the path of a friend long forgotten. Ntozake Shange, author of "Lilliane: Resurrection of a Daughter": and "for colored girls..." says Freeman;s gift for dialogue is precious.: Whether the dialogue is contemporary, dated or rural Southern, it is clear, definitive, heart-rendering emotions, vibrant and realistic dialogue.
Excerpt from the Introduction:
"I am as barefoot and at home now as I could ever be. Because I have truly come to know, that the stories of life will unfold as I go, and therefore I will always have a porch on which to re-collect them; even if the wood is only in my mind. And the impression is only in my heart."« less