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The tiny Borrower family lead a secret life inside the walls of old houses, and once discovered, light out into the enormous wilderness of the front yard and the field.
I loved The Borrowers beyond all reason. In his memoir, C. Lewis describes his first experience of joy when, as a very young child, he first saw a miniature garden constructed by his older brother. The received wisdom is that children love stories about miniature people because they themselves are miniature people. The uncanny valley can elicit disgust, but for me, that uncanny, strangely familiar feeling when reading about tiny people turns the mundane magical. Tiny people are like tiny poems that remind us about what it means to be human. And some of these tiny poems are definitely not for children.
AsLinley, destined to become a mad scientist, finds his enormous bliss in the marvels under a microscope. You can probably guess this love story will not end well.
Little woman and big woman both love the same untrustworthy man, and neither of them escape before the door slams shut. A father bets his daughter she will leave home at eighteen and never return. If she returns, she loses the bet. The complicated power of laughter is at the heart of a trio of stories about miniature people.
Women are afraid that men will kill them. When he is still unable to control her, he locks her in the dollhouse he has made for her, then burns it down. But hell hath no fury like a woman made to feel small. Botz writes that Glessner Lee never really began to live until she was fifty and free of her father. What living meant to her was spending all her time creating doll houses in which she staged murder scenes to help train detectives. Most of the doll corpses are women. She killed these tiny women and left them for the detectives to Shrunken man stories the crime. She insisted the detectives call her Mother.
Matt Damon plays an earnest guy who decides to a movement of people who are volunteering to be miniaturized to help the environment, but also help themselves. As in the big world, there is a community of poor people of color shrunken down to support the rich people. Damon ends up acting as the assistant to a Vietnamese activist who was involuntarily shrunk down and now serves the poor, played by Hong Chau. We publish your favorite authors—even the ones you haven't read yet.
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