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Shiloh and Other Stories

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Publisher Comments:

The stories in Bobbie Ann Mason's remarkable collection read like poetic transcriptions of day-to-day life. With her keen eye and ear for late twentieth-century popular culture, Mason can render a photograph of a brightly lit supermarket or a bit of wisdom from the Donahue show. Her characters are not people from Hollywood or Cannes, but folks we might run into at a movie theater or an interstate rest area, not just in western Kentucky but all across small-town America. In these bewildered people we see - and relate to - their often desperate quests to mark their places in the world. This special Kentucky edition of a beloved local author's work includes a new foreword by George Ella Lyon, also a Kentucky writer and a friend of the author.

Book News Annotation:

Through historical photographs, information from documents preserved by the author's family, and oral histories from residents--many in their 90s--tells the story of New Mexico's oldest, intact Spanish colonial plaza, from prehistoric settlements in the area to current struggles of the community. The plaza is targeted for renovation by historic and civic organizations; but these groups have met with a chilly reception from current residents and property owners, descendants of the families inhabiting the area since the 18th century, who see the renovation an an imposition by outsiders.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Shiloh — The Rookers — Detroit skyline — Offerings — Still life with watermelon — Old things — Drawing names — The climber — Residents and transients — The retreat — The ocean — Graveyard day — Nancy Culpepper — Lying doggo — A new-wave format — Third Monday.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813119489
Foreword:
Lyon, George Ella
Other:
Lyon, George Ella
Foreword by:
Lyon, George Ella
Foreword:
Lyon, George Ella
Author:
Mason, Bobbie Ann
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Location:
Lexington, Ky. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
City and town life -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Kentucky Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
103-71
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.82x5.78x.89 in. 1.19 lbs.

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