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- DescriptionCoal burns underground and destroys a small town. A woman confronts police officers with her pet copperheads. A young girl drinks Drano. A man is banned from his favourite bar. Within these eleven short stories, Flannery O'Connor Award winner and poet Gary Fincke brings into focus the small struggles of ordinary people.
- Author BiographyGary Fincke is the Writers Institute Director and Charles Degenstein Professor of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University, USA. Winner of the 2003 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the 2003 Ohio State University/The Journal Poetry Prize, and the 2010 Stephen F. Austin Poetry Prize for recent collections, he has published twenty-four books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently The History of Permanence, The Canals of Mars: A Memoir, The Fire Landscape, Sorry I Worried You, and Amp'd: A Father's Backstage Pass, a nonfiction account of his son's life as a rock guitarist in the band Breaking Benjamin. His work has appeared in such periodicals as Harper's, Newsday, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, American Scholar, and Doubletake, and has been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR. He has twice been awarded Pushcart Prizes for his work, including The Canals of Mars, which was reprinted in The Pushcart Essays, an anthology of the best nonfiction published during the first twenty-five years of the Pushcart Prize volumes. He has been recognized by Best American Stories and the O. Henry Prize series, and cited eleven times in the past thirteen years for a Notable Essay in Best American Essays. Gary Fincke grew up near Pittsburgh and currently lives in central Pennsylvania.
- Author(s)Gary Fincke
- PublisherWest Virginia University Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2013
- GenreShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationMorganstown
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWest Virginia University Press
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
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