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WALKING ON WATER and Other Stories

Allen Wier, Editor

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ISBN 10: 0817307850 / ISBN 13: 9780817307851
Published by University of Alabama Press, 1996
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Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press [1996]. First edition. First printing. Softbound, trade paperback, large format. Fine/Fine. A nice clean copy. Writing from the University of Alabama Writing Program, including selections by Cathy Day, Brad Watson, Tony Earley, Tim Parrish, Tom Chhiarella and Will Blythe. with corners bent from reading Smoke-free. Shipped in well-padded box. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 0910UNIV-561

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Title: WALKING ON WATER and Other Stories

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Synopsis:

Walking on Water gathers together an engaging and compelling
collection of short stories by 24 of the many talented writers to have
graduated from The University of Alabama's Program in Creative Writing
over the past 20 years. Editor Allen Wier, who taught fiction writing
at Alabama from 1980 to 1994, offers us in this celebration of writing
a variety of fictional voices that represent widely differing
sensibilities and visions. Some stories are by writers whose literary
careers are well begun, while others appear here in print for the first
time. Wier named the collection after the story by Kim Trevathan, this
author's first published fiction, because walking
on water is such an apt figure for what the fiction writer attempts
with each new story's beginning.

Walking on Water is an outstanding anthology, surprising in the rich
variety of its voices and stances, extraordinary in the sustained quality
of all of the 24 stories.

About the Author:

Allen Wier -- Vice Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers -- is the author of a book of stories, Things About to Disappear, and four novels, Blanco, Departing as Air, A Place for Outlaws and Tehano. Wier has edited Voicelust: Eight Contemporary Writers on Style and Walking on Water and Other Stories. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, Five Points, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah and The New York Times. Awards include the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature and the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Wier teaches at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he was awarded the Hodges Chair for Distinguished Teaching

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