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Plan B For The Middle Class Stories

Author: Ron Carlson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393331822
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In his new collection of quirky, bittersweet stories, Carlson observes the men and women of the middle class, people who find themselves settling uneasily into lives they never envisioned for themselves. Carlson uncannily captures the complexity of his characters' inner lives.

A Kind Of Flying Selected Stories

Author: Ron Carlson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393077659
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"These stories are full of surprises, jolts, and lightning strikes of recognition. Do yourself a favor and read Ron Carlson." —Stephen King Ron Carlson's stories, sometimes wicked or bittersweet, often zany, are rich with a hard-earned hopefulness frequently absent in contemporary fiction. In this generous gathering from collections no longer available, longtime fans and new readers alike can savor the development of a master of idiosyncrasy. Properly celebrated for his range, Carlson offers us a rural sheriff who's wary of UFOs ("Phenomena"), a lawyer on a mission in remote Alaska ("Blazo"), a baseball player turned killer-by-accident ("Zanduce at Second"), and a nineteen-year-old who experiences an unsettling sexual awakening during an Arizona summer ("Oxygen"). Here also is a man accusing Bigfoot of stealing his wife, followed by Bigfoot's incomparable response. Not least of the treasures is "The H Street Sledding Record," a story perfect for family holiday reading, in which a young father creates the magic of Santa by throwing manure on his roof on Christmas Eve. This book proves Carlson's axiom that "a short story is not a single thing done a single way," and it offers us—finally—a full view of his remarkable talents.

The Hotel Eden Stories

Author: Ron Carlson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393331792
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Twelve stories featuring odd characters. In A Note on the Type, a convict develops an interest in typography and on his escape proceeds to cover walls in graffiti, Zanduce at Second is on a baseball player whose balls kill people, and The Chromium Hook is on a killer madman. By the author of Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Bottom Of The Ninth

Author: John McNally
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809325047
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A collection of nineteen short stories about baseball include contributions from Jim Shepard, Stuart Dybek, Owen King, Patricia Highsmith, Andre Dubus, Ray Gonzalez, and Floyd Skloot, among others. (Story Collection)

Ron Carlson Writes A Story

Author: Ron Carlson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555979556
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Ron Carlson has been praised as "a master of the short story" (Booklist). In this essay collection, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, he offers a full range of notes and gives rare insight into a veteran writer's process by inviting the reader to watch over his shoulder as he creates the short story "The Governor's Ball." "This is a story of a story" he begins, and proceeds to offer practical advice for creating a great story, from the first glimmer of an idea to the final sentence. Carlson urges the writer to refuse the outside distractions—a second cup of coffee, a troll through the dictionary—and attend to the necessity of uncertainty, the pleasures of an unfolding story. "The Governor's Ball"—included in its entirety—serves as a fascinating illustration of the detailed anatomy of a short story.

Plan B

Author: Chester B. Himes
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ISBN: 9783293201705
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