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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1555975852
ISBN-13: 9781555975852
Sku: 218665866
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  270
 
A vibrant selection of stories from the author of "Sweet Hearts "and "First, Body
"
This selection of Melanie Rae Thon''s stories showcases her breathtaking ability to become each one of her characters, to move inside the bodies and minds of the dispossessed. One woman speaks for them all: "I''m your worst fear. But not the worst thing that can happen."
"In This Light "shimmers with grace as a drunk young woman hits a Native American man on a desolate Montana road, a grieving slave murders the white child she nurses and loves, and two throwaway kids dance in the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree in a stranger''s house. Thon''s searing prose reveals that the radiant heat inside us all is the hope and hunger for love.
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A selection of short works by the Whiting Writers' Award-winning author of Sweet Hearts includes the story of a drunk driver who hits a Native American on a desolate Montana road, a grieving slave who murders the white child she nurses and two abandoned kids who dance in a neighbor's twinkling Christmas lights. Original.

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"Bluntly powerful but deeply nuanced stories from a unique voice in American fiction." (starred review) 04/01/2011
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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0270
Product attributePublisher:   Graywolf Press
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