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Half in Love Stories (Paperback)

Author:  Maile Meloy
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743246853
ISBN-13: 9780743246859
Sku: 33657518
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  176
Age Range:  NA
 
"Half in Love" is the widely acclaimed story collection that inspired "The New York Times" to rave, "A sparkling debut. . . . Here is an author who knows how to jump-start the reader's interest, " and the "Chicago Tribune" to name Maile Meloy "a truly compelling discovery."
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A debut collection of fifteen short tales includes "Four Lean Hounds, ca.1976," in which three friends mourn a comrade's death; "Ranch Girl," in which a college-bound woman considers her future; and "A Stakes Horse," in which a woman struggles with racetrack setbacks and her father's cancer.A debut collection of fifteen short tales includes "Four Lean Hounds, ca.1976," in which three friends mourn a comrade's death; "Ranch Girl," in which a college-bound woman considers her future; and "A Stakes Horse," in which a woman struggles with racetrack setbacks and her father's cancer. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.Lean and controlled in their narration, abundant and moving in their effects, Maile Meloy's stories introduce a striking talent. Most are set in the modern American West, made vivid and unexpected in Meloy's unsentimental vision; others take us to Paris, wartime London, and Greece, with the same remarkable skill and intuition.

In "Four Lean Hounds, ca. 1976," two couples face a complicated grief when one of the four dies. In "Ranch Girl," the college-bound daughter of a ranch foreman must choose which adult world she wants to occupy. In "A Stakes Horse," a woman confronts risk and loss at the racetrack and at home. And in "Aqua Boulevard" -- winner of the 2001 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction -- an elderly Parisian confronts his mortality. Meloy's command of her characters' voices is breathtaking; their fears and desires are deftly illuminated. Smart, surprising, and evocative, Meloy's brilliantly observed stories fully engage the mind and heart.

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These 15 brief stories by a Montana writer are set mainly in the American West. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.

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"Impressive debut...." 05/01/2002
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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0176
Product attributePublisher:   Scribner Book Company
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