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The houses of children: Collected stories

Dowell, Coleman

ISBN 10: 1555840434 / ISBN 13: 9781555840433
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987
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Title: The houses of children: Collected stories

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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-- First paperback edition.
-- A ghost story unfolds simultaneously across three centuries and two continents; a young cannibal details the daily life and appetites of his clan; a man slowly, and without pain or blood, loses his limbs, his tongue, and his sight. A collection culled from Coleman Dowell's entire career, The Houses of Children displays the wide range of his talent in a dense and beautifully stylistic prose.
-- Coleman Dowell is the author of five novels including Island People and Mrs. October Was Here, and a memoir, A Star-Bright Lie, which won an Editor's Choice Lambda Literary Award.
-- First published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1987).

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Born in Kentucky in 1925, Robert Coleman Dowell is one of the great post-war US writers. He is the author of five novels including One of the Children is Crying, Island People, and Mrs October Was Here

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