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Riassunto: In this collection of twenty-five short stories, Gerald Haslam explores the rural areas and small towns of his native region - California's Great Central Valley. The stories reveal a principally masculine cast that is as culturally diverse, and sometimes as zany, as Westerners actually are - a Chinese laborer, a Portuguese farmer, a Vietnamese schoolboy, a black cowboy, an Okie rowdy, an Armenian poet, plus some who blend those and other ingredients. The opening story, "Condor Dreams" is a reflective and delicately instructive tale of a father and son and their connection with the California condor that serves as a metaphor for the region's traditional way of life. "Scars" is a poignant examination of the life of a young man victimized by his alcoholic mother. In "Rising Action" fifteen-year-old Ernest alternately yearns for his first sexual encounter and seeks out a confessor to save him from purgatory. In "Mal de Ojo" Haig regales his gullible charge with the tale of the longest fistfight in small-town history. These pieces range from traditional stories to vignettes to sketches and tales as Haslam seeks literary structures that powerfully project his characters and their experiences. The author's triumph in these stories is that, by making us care about his characters and their settings, he allows us to care more about ourselves and our land.
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Descrizione libro University of Nevada Press, 1994. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP88771604
Descrizione libro University of Nevada Press, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book and BroDart protected jacket are fine without faults in this an un-read copy. Afterword by Gary Soto. Signed by Haslam on the title page, along with his handmade business card. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria BX3-5
Descrizione libro University of Nevada Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0874172276 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0563755