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The Islands : six fictions / William Wall.

Author/Creator:
Wall, William, 1955- author.
Publication:
Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]
Series:
Drue Heinz Literature Prize.
Drue Heinz literature prize
Format/Description:
Book
132 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Sisters -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Islands
Sisters.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Summary:
In this collection of interconnected stories, the beautiful and ravaging forces of sea and land collide with the forces of human nature, through isolation and family, love and loss, madness and revelation. The stories follow the lives of two sisters and the people who come and go in their lives, much like the tides. Dominated by the tragic loss of a third sister at a young age, their family spirals out of control. We witness three stages of the sisters' lives, each taking place on an island--in southwest Ireland, southern England, and the Bay of Naples. Beautifully and sparsely written, the stories deeply evoke landscape and character, and are suffused with a keen eye for detail and metaphor. --Book jacket.
Contents:
Grace's day
Sisters
Lovers
Honeymoon photograph
The mountain road
The last island.
Notes:
"Winner of the 2017 Drue Heinz Literature Prize."--Book jacket.
ISBN:
9780822945192
0822945193
OCLC:
989028530
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