A Small Good Thing
Compassion is an essential part of the human condition and A Small Good Thingmakes the point brilliantly.
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First published in 1981, with a slightly amended version in the Collection Cathedral (1983). We all have something to give and to learn, regardless of who we are. We all need others in some way. In Cathedral Carver shows his expertise in short story writing as he uses the ordinary to bring out the extraordinary and to show how three people each get something they need from each other.
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