Signed. First Edition. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Near fine copy. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A collection of stories about human relationships, including "The Stuntman's Daughter," "The Accident Radio," and "The Boarder"
From Publishers Weekly:
It's easy to see why judge Rick De Marinis awarded this breathtaking collection of 11 stories the Katherine Anne Porter prize. The prose is confiding, the dialogue familiar, which gives Blanchard's stories an intimate everyday-ness that makes her family narratives disturbing and affecting. In "Claybottom Lake," a new stepfather struggles to win the acceptance of his wife's tomboy daughter. It's a poignant portrayal of one of life's most difficult adjustments and a showcase for the author's skill: "Nola is a tomboy, a hell-raiser, a maverick, and she's captured my heart like no other. She's got the broad choppy legs of an athletic boy and the scowl of an old maid.... She stands in the sunlight, an amber specimen in a glass jar, still as an Indian or a stone." Leona, the 13-year-old daughter of a stuntman in the title story, is a prisoner of her mother's neglect and her stepfather's sexual abuse as she wages a daily battle for survival in a small camper trailer. "I lie in Mama's bed awhile, inhaling her sweet scent, but Ty is also here-his spicy smell, curly-rooted black hairs clinging to the white sheets." Among the situations beautifully explored by Blanchard: a tale of lesbian violence; the last days of a proud father; the anguish of parents reconciling themselves to the future of their daughter with Down's Syndrome; and young sisters ruining their mother's chances for romance. Spinning webs of fragile domestic intricacies, Blanchard uses humor, but it's always tempered by the harsh dank air in which family ties unravel.
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Title: The Stuntman's Daughter and Other Stories
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Univ of North Texas Pr. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2963959946
Book Description Univ of North Texas Pr, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1574410091-2-4
Book Description Univrsity of North Texas Press, Denton, 1996. Softcover. Condition: Good. First edition.. 155 pages. Softcover. Library discard. Good condition. FICTION. This award-winning collection explores the lives of such diverse characters as a deaf girl struggling to cope with the loss of her parents, a loving father who must decide whether or not he can accept his Down syndrome daughter, a teenager who learns to respect his blind rival for a girl's affections, and a lesbian who, despite the fact that her life is out of control, manages to assert her own identity. (Key Words: Alice Blanchard, Short Stories, Fiction, Deafness, Blindness, Lesbians, Identity, Down Syndrome, Manners, Customs). book. Seller Inventory # 18746X1
Book Description University of North Texas Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1574410091
Book Description University of North Texas Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition of author's debut novel. Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in short fiction. Near fine copy. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Seller Inventory # mon0000086074
Book Description University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX, 1996. Soft Cover. Condition: NF. Trade soft cover in periwinkle, black and blue-green illustrated jacket, 8vo. vii+155pp. 1st printing. NF. Light wear/curl to tips of corners front wrap, two stress (not reader's) creases to spine, mild bump mid-rear wrap off spine with no associated effects. Wraps and pages bright and unmarked. Binding tight and sqquare. Seller Inventory # 009498
Book Description University of North Texas Press, 1996. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Very clean, square at the edges, and tightly bound. No obvious flaws tho exterior edges have very minor wear. Seller Inventory # 004787
Book Description University of North Texas Press,U.S. Soft cover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. Book will show some signs of wear or age consistent with a used book, although there may be mild creases to either the spine or cover the book will be in a very clean condition. There may be some minor blemishes to cover. Fast dispatch from trusted United Kingdom seller. Fully guaranteed. If unhappy in any way just return for a full refund. You don't even need to pay return postage. If you need further information about the condition of the book please email your questions, we would be delighted to expand on our description or even supply a scanned image. We are proud of our high feedback score and would rather iron out potential problems in the early stages of a purchase and so avoid unnecessary disappointment. Seller Inventory # g24-0046696-23Mar12
Book Description Denton, Texas, U.S.A.: Univ of North Texas Pr, Denton, Texas, U.S.A., 1996. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Nice clean copy of the first edition. Book has bump to the top corner and some slight edge wear but other wise tight. Seller Inventory # ABE-833091042
Book Description Univ of North Texas Pr, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1574410091