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Breece D'J Pancake cut short a remarkably promising career when he took his own life in 1979 at the age of twenty-six. In 1983 the posthumous publication of this book — a collection of stories that depict, with astonishing power and grace, the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia — electrified the literary world with a force that still resounds across two decades.

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Twelve stories written during a promising, abruptly ended career illuminate the lives of doomed and despairing brawlers, murderers, drunkards, and demented husbands and wives in West Virginia's mountain hollows. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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“People break my heart. Every single one of them does.” In settings that range from rural fishing communities to the urban capital, the stories of Cabin, Clearing, Forest are a lyrical road map to the human landscape of contemporary Alaska. In “Blue Ticket,” a stranger finds solace in a Juneau homeless encampment. Old friends argue over the pleasures and perils of small-town life in “A Beginner’s Guide to Leaving Your Hometown,” and in “Every Island Longs for the Continent,” a young family falls apart after moving to Kodiak. In these thirteen stories, Zach Falcon explores the burdens of familiarity and the pains of estrangement through characters struggling with their place in the world.

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Breece D'J Pancake cut short a remarkably promising career when he took his own life in 1979 at the age of 26. In 1983 Little, Brown and Company's posthumous publication of this book — a collection of stories that depict, with astonishing power and grace, the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia — electrified the literary world with a force that still resounds across two decades. "The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake" has remained continuously in print, and Back Bay Books takes pride in now making the collection available in this new trade paperback edition.

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Breece D'J Pancake was born in West Virginia in 1952. He attended Marshall University, taught English at Virginia military schools, and then entered the creative writing program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he died in 1979. During his lifetime, his short fiction was published primarily in The Atlantic.

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Roy, October 2, 2006 (view all comments by Roy)
I've read Hemingway, Updike,Highsmith,McCullers. All are great in their own respect but I have never been so moved as I was after reading this book. He has a truly seperate vision unlike any other writer I've read or have read since. If you are an avid fan of the written word and truly appreciate the art of writing I suggest you read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316715973
Foreword:
McPherson, James Alan
Afterword:
Casey, John
Foreword by:
McPherson, James Alan
Foreword:
McPherson, James Alan
Author:
Pancake, Breece D'J
Author:
Dubus III, Andre
Author:
Falcon, Zachary
Author:
Falcon, Zach
Author:
Andre Dubus III
Afterword by:
Casey, John
Afterword:
Casey, John
Author:
Dubus, Andre, III
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
West virginia
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Southern life
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
University of Alaska Press - The Alaska Literary Series
Series Volume:
no.5
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 150 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316715973 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Twelve stories written during a promising, abruptly ended career illuminate the lives of doomed and despairing brawlers, murderers, drunkards, and demented husbands and wives in West Virginia's mountain hollows. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by ,
“People break my heart. Every single one of them does.” In settings that range from rural fishing communities to the urban capital, the stories of Cabin, Clearing, Forest are a lyrical road map to the human landscape of contemporary Alaska. In “Blue Ticket,” a stranger finds solace in a Juneau homeless encampment. Old friends argue over the pleasures and perils of small-town life in “A Beginner’s Guide to Leaving Your Hometown,” and in “Every Island Longs for the Continent,” a young family falls apart after moving to Kodiak. In these thirteen stories, Zach Falcon explores the burdens of familiarity and the pains of estrangement through characters struggling with their place in the world.
"Synopsis" by , Breece D'J Pancake cut short a remarkably promising career when he took his own life in 1979 at the age of 26. In 1983 Little, Brown and Company's posthumous publication of this book — a collection of stories that depict, with astonishing power and grace, the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia — electrified the literary world with a force that still resounds across two decades. "The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake" has remained continuously in print, and Back Bay Books takes pride in now making the collection available in this new trade paperback edition.
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