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The twelve stories in Bukoski's third collection are both a dirge and an homage to a passing way of life for the East End neighborhood of Superior, Wisconsin. "Hurry, our closing is imminent," a priest in the single remaining Catholic church exhorts a Polish émigré seaman at the start of a confession. Without a spiritual or economic focus, Superior's Polish American residents create new places to worship—in a roadside confessional manned by an entrepreneurial junkman, deep below the city's streets in the basement of middle-aged twin spinsters, in a seedy lakeshore cafe where reports of a long-sleeping youngster create a neighborhood tourist attraction.

Despite their failures and the crumbling of their world, Bukoski's characters survive with wry humor, dignity, and grace.

About the Author

The grandson of Polish immigrants, ANTHONY BUKOSKI grew up in Superior, Wisconsin. He has published two prize-winning collections, Twelve Below Zero and Children of Strangers. Bukoski teaches English at the University of Wisconsin–Superior and lives in the country outside of town. In 1997 he was featured in the PBS video "A Sense of Place: A Portrait of Three Midwestern Writers."

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ISBN:
9780870743641
Author:
Bukoski, Anthony
Publisher:
Southern Methodist University Press
Location:
Dallas :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
Polish americans
Subject:
Vietnamese Americans
Subject:
Community life -- Superior, Lake, Region, -- Fiction.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Subject:
Community life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
9481
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.59 lb

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