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Publisher Comments:

Facing the Music, Larry Brown's first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. As the St. Petersburg Times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories "is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--with the frequent introduction of that other familiar couple, drinking and violence. Most often ugly, love is nevertheless graceful, however desperate the situation."

There's some glare from the brutally bright light Larry Brown shines on his subjects. This is the work of a writer unafraid to gaze directly at characters challenged by crisis and pathology. But for readers who are willing to look, unblinkingly, along with the writer, there are unusual rewards.

Synopsis:

This is the work of a writer unafraid to gaze directly at characters challenged by crisis and pathology. But for readers who are willing to look, unblinkingly, along with the writer, there are unusual rewards.

About the Author

Larry Brown was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he lived all his life. At the age of thirty, a captain in the Oxford Fire Department, he decided to become a writer and worked toward that goal for seven years before publishing his first book, Facing the Music, a collection of stories, in 1988. With the publication of his first novel, Dirty Work, he quit the fire station in order to write fulltime. Between then and his untimely death in 2004, he published seven more books. His three grown children and his widow, Mary Annie Brown, live near Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565121256
Author:
Brown, Larry
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Manners and customs
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 24, no. 2
Publication Date:
19960109
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
177.8 x 127 x 12.7 mm

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"Synopsis" by , This is the work of a writer unafraid to gaze directly at characters challenged by crisis and pathology. But for readers who are willing to look, unblinkingly, along with the writer, there are unusual rewards.
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