Sunday, September 8, 2019

Charlie Tells Another One, by Andy Duncan

[Asimov's]
★★★☆☆

(Historical Fantasy) In 1899, little Charlie knows he’ll inevitably have to work in the mill, but what he really wants to do is learn to play the banjo. (13,327 words; Time: 44m)

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"Charlie Tells Another One," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 09-10|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.487 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s an affecting story of the horrors of child labor around the turn of the 20th Century.

Con: The speculative elements are very slight and could easily be deleted without changing the story one bit.

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