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Stephen Mann-- loyal son, war veteran, divorced father--is the subject of Donald Anderson's contemporary short-story cycle, Fire Road. In this award-winning collection, Mann negotiates life's punches through gain and loss, love and death, and the all too random dangers of being human.  Woven between each personal story are poetic vignettes of isolated moments-- the headlines in a morning paper, a political murder--and the century's most violent tragedies--the bombing of Hiroshima, the firestorm at Dresden.  Each vingette is a constant, powerful reminder of the human capacity to love and, ultimately, to destroy.  A bruising view of one man's tumultuous journey through life, Fire Road explores the small and large crimes we all commit in the name of love and fear, despair and longing.

About the Author

A former U.S. Air Force officer, Donald Anderson teaches creative writing at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He is the editor of aftermath: an anthology of post-vietnam fiction, Andre Dubus: Tributes, and War, Literature and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities.  Anderson is also the recipient of a Creative Writer's Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. He lives in Colorado Springs.

Table of Contents

CONTENT

My Name is Stephen Mann

Quotidian

Wonder Bread

The Art of Fiction

Weather

Scaling Ice

Would You Feel Better?

Bliss

Barrie Hooper's Dead

Twenty Ways to Look at Fire

Fire Road

Fathers

The Peacock Throne

The End of Times

Barrie (cont.)

maverick

Baby Teeth

Luck

Barrie

sabotage

Accident

Endnotes

Epilogue

Appendix

Epilogue (cont.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877457787
Author:
Anderson, Donald
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Location:
Iowa City
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Iowa Short Fiction Award
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 in

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Stephen Mann-- loyal son, war veteran, divorced father--is the subject of Donald Anderson's contemporary short-story cycle, Fire Road. In this award-winning collection, Mann negotiates life's punches through gain and loss, love and death, and the all too random dangers of being human.  Woven between each personal story are poetic vignettes of isolated moments-- the headlines in a morning paper, a political murder--and the century's most violent tragedies--the bombing of Hiroshima, the firestorm at Dresden.  Each vingette is a constant, powerful reminder of the human capacity to love and, ultimately, to destroy.  A bruising view of one man's tumultuous journey through life, Fire Road explores the small and large crimes we all commit in the name of love and fear, despair and longing.
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