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Many of the pieces incorporate music into the storyline. Madison Smartt Bell has said "Geoffrey Becker has a musician's ear for the lives he listens to; these s View more info. Tony Ardizzone dustjacket praise stating "This impressive collection is distinguished by its graceful and engaging language as well as its impressive and varied cast of characters. A beautiful production. A most imp Set mostly in central Florida, especially the suburban streets near Orlando, Lair's interconnected stories capture lives of disquieting longing and stubborn isolation.
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For them, this is the American standard, as ubiquitous and undistinguihed as vitreous china bathroom fixtures. By: Block, Brett Ellen. Michael Curtis. Twelve stories connected through images of of cars and through what is left unsaid. He rfiction is taut and moody, fast-paced yet self-reflective.
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Her characters are unusual or unusally motivated, yet ordinary enough to be thoroughly familiar. Her situations are breathless, set at either a moment of awakening or at a time just before disaster strikes.
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And her stories end shockingly soon, a sp The title piece, a novella, is about a retired detective called upon to assist in the investigation of a murder apparently committed in a lonely area of the Main coast. The story is superb as detective fiction, but it is much more: an investigation of human unknowing, guilt, and redemption.
By: Cornell, Jennifer C. The principal setting for this extraordinary collection is Northern Ireland, specifically Belfast, the center for more than thirty years of fighting between Roman Catholic nationalists and Protestants loyal to the British crown. At the heart of the book is a series of three interconnected stories and a novella concerning a World War II veteran and his son, a Vietnam veteran. Dustjacket praise by Tim O'Brien who calls it "A work of uncommon intelligence, power and literary grace.
Barbara Croft is a writer with breathtaking gifts, and Necessary Fictions is a book to be treasured. Barbara Croft is a writer with breathtaking gifts, and Necessary Fictions i Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize Alison Lurie Judge said "The originality, wit, and assurance of the language of these stories, the boldness of their conception and execution are stunning. Imagination - the mind's ability to travel beyond itself inside itself - is central to Graver's fiction. He is a professor in the English department at Texas State University, where he directs the undergraduate creative writing program.
In it, my Buddhist leanings and my Protestant past bump and merge finally into the Good Word of immanence. Is almost always small potatoes. The warm fog of fetal vagueness.
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Foreskin next, if you happen to have one. Little end that goes before, torque of poor design that God himself so despised that he came burning unchained down to slay his own prophet when Moses left a son uncut. Then childhood, damp with tommyrot and wasted time.
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