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Unnatural Habitats One of Eight Anticipated Story Collections Named at The Story Prize Blog

Vanessa Blakeslee's names Angela Mitchell's Unnatural Habitats and Other Stories as one of her eight most highly anticipated story collections at The Story Prize blog. "Mitchell is very much a contemporary Chekhov of the Ozarks, who writes the kind of gritty realism that I love—about ordinary people stumbling along as best they can, enduring the outcomes of their mistakes. And yet she’s not a regional writer; these stories, while rooted in setting, very much transcend their locale to illuminate the human condition.