The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection "Elbow Room" returns with an astonishing memoir--a look within himself at the anguish that estranged him from his own writing and at the redemption he has found in its reclamation Targeted print ads. 4-city author tour Buyer's Choice.
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Crabcakes, James Alan McPherson's first book since his Pulitzer Prize-winning short-story collection Elbow Room, is a meditation on many topics. While McPherson figures prominently, the text is laced with recollections of other people, places, and times. Thus the story at the heart of the book--McPherson's decision to sell a Baltimore house he has owned for nearly 20 years, evicting his elderly tenant--is interwoven with reminiscences of a waiter on the Great Northern Railway, Baltimore street scenes, and a bittersweet set of instructions about what to do when stopped by police. Although it's almost impossible to characterize, Crabcakes is richly rewarding.About the Author:
James Alan McPherson is the author of Hue and Cry, Railroad, and Elbow Room, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1978. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals -- including The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsday, Plough-shares, The Iowa Review, and Double-Take -- and anthologies such as volumes of The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, and O. Henry Prize Stories. McPherson has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Prize Fellows Award. He is currently a professor of English at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in Iowa City.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New book. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0127803
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 0684834650 Excellent condition, hardcover 1998, FIRST EDITION, no marks, great dust jacket /w brodart cover, readit, VG/VG. Bookseller Inventory # EUGE.02370
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0684834650
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0684834650
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