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The Convict

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Synopsis:

This collection of nine award-winning short stories set along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas and battlefields around the world offers poignant portrayals of Southern men, exploring the themes of freedom and confinement, betrayal and friendship.

Synopsis:

The Convict and Other Stories is a collection of nine award-winning and beautifully composed stories, set in locales along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas and battlefields around the world.

These masterful stories are at once poignant portrayals of the rugged, conflicted Southern man as well as explorations of themes long familiar to Burke's readership: freedom and confinement, betrayal and friendship. From a boy's first encounter with violence, hatred, and moral courage to an old man's recollections of bravery and adventure, these stories present a gallery of characters who come to grips with life's enduring questions. Burke combines the rugged with the poignant, the ambiguous with the crystal clear — with the practiced craft of a master.

Table of Contents

Uncle Sidney and the Mexicans — Losses — The pilot — Taking a second look — Hack — We Build Churches, Inc. — When it's decoration day — Lower me down with a golden chain — The convict.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786889655
Author:
Burke, James Lee
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Hyperion mass market ed.
Series Volume:
106-312
Publication Date:
August 2000
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.74x4.20x.57 in. .23 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This collection of nine award-winning short stories set along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas and battlefields around the world offers poignant portrayals of Southern men, exploring the themes of freedom and confinement, betrayal and friendship.
"Synopsis" by , The Convict and Other Stories is a collection of nine award-winning and beautifully composed stories, set in locales along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas and battlefields around the world.

These masterful stories are at once poignant portrayals of the rugged, conflicted Southern man as well as explorations of themes long familiar to Burke's readership: freedom and confinement, betrayal and friendship. From a boy's first encounter with violence, hatred, and moral courage to an old man's recollections of bravery and adventure, these stories present a gallery of characters who come to grips with life's enduring questions. Burke combines the rugged with the poignant, the ambiguous with the crystal clear — with the practiced craft of a master.

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