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FAITH: STORIES: SHORT FICTION ON THE VARIETIES AND VAGARIES OF FAITH

C. Michael Curtis

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ISBN 10: 0618378243 / ISBN 13: 9780618378241
Published by Mariner Books, US, 2003
Condition: c061512 Soft cover
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Title: FAITH: STORIES: SHORT FICTION ON THE ...

Publisher: Mariner Books, US

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Illustrator: Near Fine

Book Condition:c061512

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Signed: By author

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Expanding the conversation begun in God: Stories, this important gathering of writers explores the diverse world of faith in all its guises: Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker, and Confucian beliefs, as well as Jewish and Christian ones. From James A. Michener to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Amy Tan to Hanif Kureishi, Faith: Stories investigates the boundaries of faith and ritual in everyday life. In one story, a one-eyed Chinese child learns that all heavens are not the same. In another, a wealthy moneylender finds a relic of the Prophet Muhammad and decides to keep it instead of returning it to its shrine. In a third, a father whose son begins to blindly preach the Koran becomes engaged in a fanaticism of his own.
With subtlety and surprise, wit and candor, these stories explore issues of faith such as sacrifice, superstition, myth, and disbelief. Together they form an illuminating prism of the religious experience in today's world.

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C. Micheal Curtis, senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly, has edited three anthologies: American Stories: Fiction from The Atlantic Monthly, Contempory New England Short Stories, and Contemporary California Short Stories. He lives in Massachusetts.

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