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Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight

Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight - Ursula K. Le Guin, Susan Seddon Boulet My reading experience of this was somewhat ruined by the Italian publisher titling this short story "Le ragazze bufalo" (Buffalo Gals). Because of this I didn't realise the title was a reference to the song Coyote sings and kept expecting Buffalo people to pop up and have a relevant role in the story, which lead to a totally unfair sense of disappointment when I got to the ending and there was still no trace of buffalo girls.
Putting that aside, the story is that kind of fantasy slice of life which I adore. The rating is more of a 3.5 stars, and it is possible I would have rated it higher if my reading hadn't been spoiled by wondering when the buffalo girls would have appeared.
I found myself wanting to read more, but not as it has happened with other short stories which give a glimpse of a universe so beautiful you crave more stories set there: the story felt cramped and rushed. I don't think a short story was the most suitable medium to express it. I could see the concept being expanded into a children or YA novel. There is definitely enough material to expand the story in a novel format, which would allow to better explore character development and the background myths. I was thinking about a children's novel because I think it is a coming of age story, in a way.