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Faith Stories: Short Fiction on the Varieties and Vagaries of Faith (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0618378243
ISBN-13: 9780618378241
Sku: 33870551
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  318
Age Range:  NA
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Chosen by the esteemed fiction editor of the "Atlantic Monthly, the stories in this volume broaden the conversation begun in "God: Stories. Here are tales rooted in Islamic. Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker, and Confucian as well as Jewish and Christian beliefs. In one story, a oneeyed Chinese child learns that all heavens are not the same. In another, a wealthy moneylender finds a relic of the Prophet Muhammad and decides to keep it instead of returning it to its shrine. A father whose son begins to blindly preach the Koran becomes engaged in a fanaticism of his own. With subtlety and surprise, these stories explore issues of faith such as sacrifice, superstition, myth, and disbelief. Together, they form an illuminating prism of the religious experience as it exists today.
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Reflecting a wide range of religious traditions and beliefs--including Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and more--this remarkable anthology explores issues of faith and religious experience in works by Anton Chekhov, Graham Greene, Joyce Carol Oates, Yukio Mishima, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Salman Rushdie, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and others. Original.Expanding the conversation begun in God: Stories, this important gathering of writers explores the diverse world of faith in all its guises: Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker, and Confucian beliefs, as well as Jewish and Christian ones. From James A. Michener to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Amy Tan to Hanif Kureishi, Faith: Stories investigates the boundaries of faith and ritual in everyday life. In one story, a one-eyed Chinese child learns that all heavens are not the same. In another, a wealthy moneylender finds a relic of the Prophet Muhammad and decides to keep it instead of returning it to its shrine. In a third, a father whose son begins to blindly preach the Koran becomes engaged in a fanaticism of his own. With subtlety and surprise, wit and candor, these stories explore issues of faith such as sacrifice, superstition, myth, and disbelief. Together they form an illuminating prism of the religious experience in today's world.
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Many faiths are represented in this anthology of fiction about belief, and many writers: Alice Walker, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yukio Mishima, Joyce Carol Oates, Hanif Kureishi, Mary Gordon, Salman Rushdie, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Amy Tan, Jessamyn West, and 12 more.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0318
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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