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A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

These vivid and compelling tales, many set in Africa and Asia, are about immigrants and others facing change and dislocation. The science is never pedantic; indeed the language of biology and natural history is used to great lyrical effect. The stories are accomplished and seasoned, remarkably so given that this is the author’s first book. Murray is adept at holding together a complex narrative and creating characters who reach out emotionally to the reader upon first meeting.

Global in scope, classical in form, evocative of place, and deeply emotional, this collection marks the beginning of what promises to be an illustrious career.

Synopsis:

These vivid and compelling tales, many set in Africa and Asia, are about immigrants and others facing change and dislocation. The science is never pedantic; indeed the language of biology and natural history is used to great lyrical effect. The stories are accomplished and seasoned, remarkably so given that this is the authors first book. Murray is adept at holding together a complex narrative and creating characters who reach out emotionally to the reader upon first meeting.

Global in scope, classical in form, evocative of place, and deeply emotional, this collection marks the beginning of what promises to be an illustrious career.

About the Author

John Murray trained as a doctor and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a teaching-writing fellow. "The Hill Station" won the Prairie Lights Short Fiction Award, and the title story was selected by Joyce Carol Oates for the Best New American Voices 2002 fiction anthology. John Murray currently lives in Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060509293
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Murray, John
Author:
by John Murray
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB AUsn’t inhibited by decency will laugh so hard that flipping through might constitute an ab workout….The stocking stuffer this holiday season.” <i>-- <i>New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell</i></i>
Publication Date:
20040120
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
4.75 x 7.625 in 8.96 oz

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"Synopsis" by , These vivid and compelling tales, many set in Africa and Asia, are about immigrants and others facing change and dislocation. The science is never pedantic; indeed the language of biology and natural history is used to great lyrical effect. The stories are accomplished and seasoned, remarkably so given that this is the authors first book. Murray is adept at holding together a complex narrative and creating characters who reach out emotionally to the reader upon first meeting.

Global in scope, classical in form, evocative of place, and deeply emotional, this collection marks the beginning of what promises to be an illustrious career.

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