LENT: THE SLOW FAST.

Flythe, Starkey, Jr.

ISBN 10: 0877452741 / ISBN 13: 9780877452744
Published by Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, (1990.) dj, 1990
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A collection of short stories, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award (selected by Gail Godwin.) Warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For --- a fellow toiler in the word vineyard - a wonderful mind and a lovely woman" and dated in the year of publication. 152 pp. . Fine in fine dust jacket. LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Dust jacketsare protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 52738

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Title: LENT: THE SLOW FAST.

Publisher: Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, (1990.) dj

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In these riveting stories, the individual is thrown into the larger, insensitive space of war, religion, or so-called progress, where persistence or survival must be supported on the smaller and sometimes socially inappropriate measure of personal beliefs and desires.

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The 11 stories in this recipient of the 1989 Iowa Short Fiction Award, well-crafted in plot and vivid in language, form a funny and sad whole that powerfully exceeds the sum of its parts. Characters just embarking on adulthood--as in "For a Good Time, Call Matthew" and "Learning Italian" and "The Glass of Milk"--or confronting death and separation, as in "Walking, Walking," are universally motivated by love in a variety of forms, including healthy self-love. Changing relationships, like those in "Lent," "Every Known Diversion" and "The Coalition," force characters to reconsider the emotional and sexual discoveries of their youth while foreshadowing a later acceptance of disillusionment and sense of fulfillment. Convincing, likable characters and archetypal experiences enrich Flythe's first--but, one hopes, not his last--book.
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