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Charm and setting reminiscent of early-90s Seattle.... The fourteen stories in this powerful new collection create a vivid, often startling portrait of contemporary Seattle. Set throughout the city's varied and colorful neighborhoods, the stories focus on the residents of a downtown apartment building: from an aging tenant organizer to a breeder of butterflies, and emigre artist to a deluded newspaper pressman, an alcoholic Mormon woman to a disillusioned college professor, a lonely secretary to a lovelorn delivery boy, a pair of roommate junkies to a gang of skinheads, an evicted Indian maskmaker to an octogenarian husband and wife. These prize-winning stories depict working and out-of-work people in conflict with themselves and their urban surroundings--struggling to preserve their dignity and, with any luck, pay the rent.
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Peter Donahue currently teaches creative writing and journalism at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.Review:
A wonderful, illuminating portrait . . . of Seattle. -- Brian Evenson
The stories are characterized by ambition, complexity, profundity, and craft. -- Gordon Weaver
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Book Description Missing Spoke Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111892034034
Book Description Missing Spoke Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1892034034