THE IOWA AWARD: The Best Stories from Twenty Years.

Conroy, Frank, editor; C. E. Poverman, signed.

ISBN 10: 0877453136 / ISBN 13: 9780877453130
Published by Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, (1991) dj, 1991
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Collects one story from each year between 1970 and 1990 by authors including Marly Swick, Starkey Flythe jr., Miles Wilson, Michael Pritchett, Sharon Dilworth, Abby Frucht, Lucia Nevai, Russell Working, Dan O'Brien, Robert Boswell, Susan M. Dodd, Ivy Goodman, Philip F. O'Connor, Jack Cady, Pat Carr and others. SIGNED by C. E. Poverman at his story "A Short Apocryphal Tale of the Sea. . " Selected and with an introduction by Frank Conroy. viii, 329 pp plus list of award winners. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 60057

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Title: THE IOWA AWARD: The Best Stories from Twenty...

Publisher: Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, (1991) dj

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of Iowa Short Fiction Award-winning stories from the past twenty years, by such authors as Dan O'Brien, Marly Swick, Mary Hedin, Lon Otto, and Lucia Nevai

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The Iowa Short Fiction Award, established in 1969, entails publication of the winner's first collection of stories. For this anniversary volume the director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop has gathered stories from each of the 25 prize-winning collections (there were two winners in some years). Though diverse in subject matter, the stories deliver a common immediacy developed by the authors' close observations of intimate, small-scale happenings. Susan Dodd's "Rue" finds a world of emotion in a middle-aged woman's long-postponed search for the husband who abandoned her. "Little Bear" by Robert Boswell explores a bewildered young soldier's unfulfilled search for meaning in the cold wet trenches of Korean battlefields. In "Elba" by Marly Swick, intergenerational relationships shift with news of a grandchild born to a daughter given away 25 years earlier. Philip F. O'Connor in "American Gothic" delivers a spellbinding evocation of teenage cruelty among a group of library pages. Most of these tales are contemporary in tone and format, developed in nonlinear, impressionistic fashion. While some do not live up to their authors' later work, all are skillfully told.
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