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The Expendables: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award, Antonya Nelson's debut collection of stories displays the off-beat perceptions, the humor, and the sensibility that have won the author not only critical acclaim but a host of devoted readers.

Most of the stories in The Expendables are about marriage — marriage in process, about to be, about not to be anymore, possibly transgressed, and decidedly not transgressed. In the title story, a teenage boy participates in the spectacle of his sister's second marriage. In "Dog Problems," a husband muses about his wife's attachment to her dog, a bond that predates their marriage and will — he fears — outlast it. There is the woman in "Affair Life," happily encircled by her husband and child, who still must choose between her marriage and what is not quite yet an infidelity. Ranging in setting from Atlanta to Chicago and Kansas City, from the arid Southwest to the course of a river running through Colorado canyon walls, the stories in The Expendables show our relationship with destiny, whether resisted, invented, obeyed, or forced.

Synopsis:

In vignettes that capture the pleasures and pains of our most intimate relationships, this debut collection displays the author's off-beat perceptions, humor, and sensibility.

About the Author

Antonya Nelson teaches creative writing at the University of Houston, and is the award-winning author of three novels and four short story collections. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Best American Short Stories. She divides her time among Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Contents

Listener

Substitute

Maggie's Baby

The Expendables

Helen in Hollywood

You Boys Be Good

Dog Problems

Cold Places

Affair Lite

Mud Season

Looking for Tower Hall

Slickrock to Bedrock

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684846859
Author:
Nelson, Antonya
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 8.085 oz

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