DRY RAIN: Stories.

Fromm, Pete.

ISBN 10: 1558215549 / ISBN 13: 9781558215542
Published by New York: Lyons and Burford, (1997.) dj, 1997
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. HIs fourth book, a collection of sixteen stories by this Montana author, stories set in the American West about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. The title story was the basis for a short film starring James LeGros and Nathan Gamble215 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 64895

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Title: DRY RAIN: Stories.

Publisher: New York: Lyons and Burford, (1997.) dj

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this memorable collection of short stories, Pete Fromm reconfirms his reputation as one of the West's most intriguing and talented young writers. Stories about family, love, fealty, commitment, and heroism are all set against the backdrop of the everyday people and events of the American West.

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In this memorable collection of short stories, Pete Fromm reconfirms his reputation as one of the West's most intriguing and talented young writers.Dry Rain, winner of a 1998 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, looks at ordinary people in extraordinary situations: the good son who dutifully entertains his visiting parents, all the while at pains to obscure that his wife has just left him; a family outing that turns to terror as a child disappears into a cornfield; the everyday cruelty of two young men determined to find evil in a brotherly Hutterite community; a husband and wife at a tense crossroads in their lives, confronted by an eerie neighbor with a passion for snake hunting.These are stories about family, love, fealty, commitment, and heroism, all against the backdrop of the everyday people of the American West. Fromm's singular accomplishment in this collection is to make these &quot;ordinary&quot; human beings seem so much more than that - and, by extension, to deepen our own &quot;ordinary&quot; lives. (6 1/4 X 9 1/4, 228 pages)<br />

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