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In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.

Tim Gautreaux was born and raised in south Louisiana. His fiction has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Story, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. He has taught creative writing for many years at Southern Louisiana University.

In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In tales filled with heart and humor, with events and consequences, both the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.

"Astounding . . . Masteries of grace and understatement, reminders of a what is most precious in human life . . . [Written] with an exquisitely expressed tenderness and hopefulness."—Polly Paddock, The Charlotte Observer

"As good as stories getany stories, in any time or place . . . Imbued with the rich roux of family, place, race, and religion that is the base of all good southern fiction."—Susan Larson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

"Gautreaux is as good a storyteller as just about anyone writing short fiction in America today."—Joel Lovell, The Boston Phoenix

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Set largely in rural Louisiana, Tim Gautreaux's masterful debut story collection follows men and women whose ordinary lives reach a point of rupture, a moment when convention gives way to crisis and everything changes: A drunken train engineer charges toward disaster, a father borrows and old airplane to chase down his daughter's kidnapper, a young man falls in love with a voice on the radio. Written with humor, suspense, and a powerful affection for humanity in all its wild forms, Same Place, Same Things is the first great work by a master of the form.

Synopsis:

In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.

About the Author

Tim Gautreaux was born and raised in south Louisiana. His fiction has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Story, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. He has taught creative writing for many years at Southern Louisiana University.

Table of Contents

Same Place, Same Things
Waiting for the Evening News
Died and Gone to Vegas
The Courtship of Merlin LeBlanc
Navigators of Thought
People on the Empty Road
The Bug Man
Little Frogs in a Ditch
License to Steal
Floyd's Girl
Returnings
Deputy Sid's Gift
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312169947
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Gautreaux, Tim
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Louisiana Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090106
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Set largely in rural Louisiana, Tim Gautreaux's masterful debut story collection follows men and women whose ordinary lives reach a point of rupture, a moment when convention gives way to crisis and everything changes: A drunken train engineer charges toward disaster, a father borrows and old airplane to chase down his daughter's kidnapper, a young man falls in love with a voice on the radio. Written with humor, suspense, and a powerful affection for humanity in all its wild forms, Same Place, Same Things is the first great work by a master of the form.

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In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.

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