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American Falls: The Collected Short Stories
American Falls: The Collected Short Stories
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Apr.01.2002
  • 9781583224700
  • Seven Stories Press

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The stories in this collection range in period, style, and theme from the 1950s to the present, from absurdist to romantic, from childhood innocence to murder and revenge. In the title story, a Japanese American motel owner chooses not to betray a total stranger wanted for murder when the police come looking for him. In the novella The Lonely and the Lost, a small town’s inhabitants solve their problems as best they can until it comes time for the devil to reap what they have sown. Weaving dark and light, sinister and comic, award-winning author Gifford writes about people America has given up for lost.
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The stories in this collection range in period, style, and theme from the 1950s to the present, from absurdist to romantic, from childhood innocence to murder and revenge. In the title story, a Japanese American motel owner chooses not to betray a total stranger wanted for murder when the police come looking for him. In the novella The Lonely and the Lost, a small town’s inhabitants solve their problems as best they can until it comes time for the devil to reap what they have sown. Weaving dark and light, sinister and comic, award-winning author Gifford writes about people America has given up for lost.

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About Barry

Barry Gifford’s novels have been translated into twenty-eight languages. His book Night People was awarded the Premio Brancati in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the...

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Dec.13.2007

Barry Gifford’s new collection of stories, Sailor’s Holiday, is a kind of sequel to Wild at Heart, his 1990 novel. … Lula, the heroine of Wild at Heart was given to pet aphorisms...