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A selection of contemporary fiction from Texas depicts a region in transition from old mythologies to new realities
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Fiction written over the past five years, some not previously published, is gathered here by critic and editor Grant ( Letters of Roy Bedichek ). Clay Reynolds's "A Better Class of People," an account of a near-brawl in a bar, is couched in good-old-boy dialect, but the narrator's journey toward maturity strikes a universal note. A woman overwhelmed by her encounter with the West eventually flees to England in Carolyn Osborn's "Cowboy Movie." "The Spanish Lesson," by Edward Swift, mingles a writer's recollection of his aunt, who gingerly fed every vagrant at her door in case they were angels sent to test her charity, with his wife's memories of her Mexican grandmother, a medicine woman. "Life Forms," by Catherine Agrella, is set in Houston's NASA space center, that ultimate symbol of modern Texas, which emerges in this collection as a place of variety, disjunction and vitality, although many of its inhabitants' lives are filled with confusion and despair. The writing is literate and the pace lively, but none of the stories stakes out new ground or reaches very far.
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Book Description Corona Publishing Company. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0931722756I3N00
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Book Description Corona Publishing Company, San Antonio, TX, U.S.A., 1989. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. First Edition. First Printing. Light foxing to page edges, near crease on rear bottom corner. Contemporary short stories by Texas Writers. Signed by Dagoberto Gilb, Jim Sanderson, and Rick Bass. Seller Inventory # 001470