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American masculine : stories / Shann Ray.

Author/Creator:
Ray, Shann.
Standardized Title:
Short stories. Selections
Publication:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 185 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Short stories, American.
Men -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons.
Men.
West United States.
Form/Genre:
Short stories, American.
Short stories.
Fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories, American.
Summary:
The American West has long been a place where myth and legend have flourished. Where men stood tall and lived rough. But that West is no more. In its place Shann Ray finds washed up basketball players, businessmen hiding addictions, and women fighting the inexplicable violence that wells up in these men. A son struggles to accept his father's apologies after surviving a childhood of beatings. Two men seek empty basketball hoops on a snowy night, hoping to relive past glory. A bull rider skips town and rides herd on an unruly mob of passengers as he searches for a thief on a train threading through Montana's Rocky Mountains. In these stories, Ray grapples with the terrible hurt we inflict on those we love, and finds that reconciliation, if far off, is at least possible.
Contents:
How we fall
The great divide
Three from Montana
Rodin's The hand of God
When we rise
Mrs. Secrest
In the half-light
The dark between them
The way home
The miracles of Vincent Van Gogh.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize
Contains:
Ray, Shann. How we fall.
ISBN:
9781555975883
1555975887
OCLC:
681499584
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