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Because a Fire Was in My Head (Flyover Fiction Series)

Stegner, Lynn

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ISBN 10: 0803211392 / ISBN 13: 9780803211391
Published by University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed and inscribed by the author in the year of publication, on the front free end paper. Nice jacket blurbs by Bret Lott, Jim Harrison, and Frederick Turner. Book and BroDart protected jacket are without faults. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 24-19

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Title: Because a Fire Was in My Head (Flyover ...

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Kate Riley is not the sort of heroine we meet in most American novels. Self-centered, shape-shifting, driven from one man to another and one city to the next, she is all too real—but not at all the loyal and steady homebody of idealized womanhood. When we first encounter her, Kate (or Katherine, or Kate of the Prairie, or Katrina) is about to undergo exploratory brain surgery for a condition she herself has fabricated. Sobered by the gravity of the procedure, she commences a journey of memory that takes us back to the Saskatchewan village where she grew up and to the singular event that altered her forever and irrevocably set the course of her life. From her childhood, in which she was held captive to a mother gone mad, through her adult life, which unfolds as a mesmerizing sequence of men, abandoned children, and perpetual movement, Kate’s story is one of desperation and remarkable invention, a strangely American tale, brilliantly narrated by one of our most original writers.

About the Author:

Lynn Stegner is the author of four novels, including Undertow, Fata Morgana, and Pipers at the Gates of Dawn. The manuscript for Because a Fire Was in My Head won the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Award for Best Novel of 2005. The book became a Literary Ventures Selection as well as a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Stegner currently teaches fiction writing in Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program and lives in Point Reyes Station with her husband, writer Page Stegner, and their daughter, Allison.

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