“This is a writer whose language explores the range of life.”—Bette Peretsky
“Large in scope and meaning and unforgettable.”—William Harrison
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Lee K AbbottFrom Publishers Weekly:
Warmth lifts and fills these tales by an accomplished storyteller--they are also infused with humor, a bittersweet sorrow and deep affection for the follies and foibles of people who love. Writing about a sinning minister as in "A View of Me from Mars"; a war-crazy young soldier in Vietnam in "Why I Live in Hanoi"; or the football coach/world leader in the futuristic "The Era of Great Numbers," Abbott delivers a wry and respectful vision of human nature unsullied by sentimentality or falseness. Current in content and form--the terrain is the human spirit in the face of loss, most often divorce, with plenty of trailer homes and Piggly Wiggly stores in sight--the stories are neither grim nor discouraging, not even the saddest, "Once Upon a Time," or the nearly bleak coming-of-sexual-age, "1963." The tales are distinguished by rightness of dialogue and permeance of place, usually the dry lands of New Mexico. Abbott ( Strangers in Paradise ) displays fully rounded view of human nature, and again reveals himself as a fine exponent of the short story form.
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Book Description White Pine Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1877727148
Book Description White Pine Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1877727148
Book Description White Pine Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111877727148