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The Fires

Cheuse, Alan

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ISBN 10: 0977679918 / ISBN 13: 9780977679911
Published by Santa Fe Writer's Project, U.S.A., 2007
Condition: As New Soft cover
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First paperback edition in new condition, unread. Signed and inscribed on the title page by Cheuse. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap. Bookseller Inventory # PC 2-11

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Title: The Fires

Publisher: Santa Fe Writer's Project, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Finely-honed portraits of hope and change, these two novellas are linked so skillfully that they achieve the intensity of a single novel in which some characters succeed and others fail on separate but equally compelling quests. In "The Fires," Gina Morgan makes a pilgrimage to Uzbekistan to carry out her husband's final wish—to be cremated—only to find herself entirely at sea in the strange new reality of the former Soviet republic, while in "The Exorcism," Tom Swanson begins to make sense of his life when he retrieves his angry daughter from her exclusive New England college after her expulsion for setting fire to a grand piano.

About the Author:

Alan Cheuse is a longtime book commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and the author of The Light Possessed and The Grandmothers' Club: A Novel. A teacher in the writing program at George Mason University and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, his short fiction has appeared in The Antioch Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Review. He lives in Washington, DC.

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