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One Day in the Life of a Born Again Loser: And Other Stories (Deep South Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Theron Estes, upon returning home from a 90-day stint in jail, is  dismayed to find his two young daughters home alone and a cryptic note from his wife: "I had enuff its your turn." Thus begins the title story of Helen Norris's new collection, a funny yet pathos-filled tale of Theron's bizarre attempt to secure Christmas dinner for his girls.

Norris is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American fiction. Over a lifetime, she has developed a distinctive style and mastered the short-story form. With an impressive range, she invents and inhabits the worlds of a memorable set of characters both young and old, with authority, sharp insight, and great wit. Her wonderful older women, having found that everyone else's reality has nothing to offer them, claim the right to create their own. Troubled young couples mean well but find themselves heading down bewildering paths. Norris's stories are complex, at turns wry and poignant, playful and amusing, haunting and mythical. A few of these stories are traditionally southern in setting and theme, but Norris works well beyond the boundaries of regionalism, writing stories rooted in contemporary concerns and set in imagined places both rural and urban.

 

 

Synopsis:

Renowned Alabama writer Helen Norris returns with her first short-story collection in seven years, a collection filled with the delightful and diverse characters her fans have grown to love.

About the Author

Helen Norris has published four novels: More than Seven Watchmen, Walk with the Sickle Moon, Something More Than Earch, and For the Glory of God; and three previous short story collections: The Christmas Wife (a PEN/Faulkner finalist), Water into Wine, and The Burning Glass. She is the recipient of four O. Henry Awards, two Andrew Lytle Fiction Awards, and a Pushcart Prize. Her story "The Cracker Man" was adapted for the PBS series American Stories, and "The Christmas Wife" was adapted into an HBO movie. The Poet Laureate of Alabama from 1999-2003, Norris lives in Montgomery.

 

Table of Contents

The bower-bird — The second shepherd — Niagara Falls — Judgment day — The great and small — The flying hawk — Tutankhamen Calhoun — A good shape — One day in the life of a born again loser.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817310295
Author:
Norris, Helen
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Location:
Tuscaloosa :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Deep South Books
Series Volume:
9647
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Renowned Alabama writer Helen Norris returns with her first short-story collection in seven years, a collection filled with the delightful and diverse characters her fans have grown to love.

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