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Same Place, Same Things

Gautreaux, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0312147279 / ISBN 13: 9780312147273
Published by St Martins Pr, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. Fine apparently unread copy. Flat signed by author on title page with name of bookstore he signed at. First edition with full numberline. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000087873

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Title: Same Place, Same Things

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of short stories chronicles the lives of ""ordinary"" people--such as those of the farmer whose daughter has died and now he must care for her baby, and the train conductor who will cause a chemical spill and wipe out a small town.

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Louisiana is a state like no other. Why is it so strange? Mostly because of the people who live there, some of whom constitute the characters in this quirky collection of short stories, the first collection by Tim Gautreaux. There's a cold-feeling grandfather who is forced to raise his infant grandchild after his own child dies and who knows little more than to offer shotgun shells as toys; a pump repairman during the Great Depression who runs from the death of a farmer and his pursuing wife; and a drunken train engineer who crashes with a cargo of chemicals and becomes a fugitive.

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