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Honig, Lucy

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ISBN 10: 0822941074 / ISBN 13: 9780822941071
Published by University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Delving into Lucy Honig's fiction, one is effortlessly and willingly drawn into an intimacy with these resilient, heartbreakingly flawed characters. In each of these nine stories strangers are drawn together in ordinary moments that become extraordinary commentary on the failings and triumphs of the human heart. In Honig's fiction, destitute New Yorkers and determined immigrants are as much at the mercy of social services, media attention, opportunistic politicians, and "quality-of-life" campaigns as they are prey to grinding poverty, dangerous streets, and their own haunting memories. Crossing paths, these difficult characters often misunderstand and sometimes demean each other, yet they also love and redeem and rescue one other in odd and unexpected ways. Their voices ring out through these stories with poignancy, humor, and heart, reminding us once more of the human capacity to endure.

About the Author:

Lucy Honig's stories have appeared in two O. Henry Prize story collections, and in Best American Short Stories, as well as in DoubleTake, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Witness, Agni, and other magazines. Her first novel, Picking Up, was published by Dog Ear Press. She has received the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship and a Northwood Institute Creativity Center Fellowship. For many years she juggled writing with work that ranged from farming in the Maine woods and teaching English to immigrants in Brooklyn to directing a county human rights commission in upstate New York. Since 1995 she has taught in the graduate program in International Health at Boston University's School of Public Health. She lives just outside of Boston.

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