Beyond Telling: Stories
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BeschreibungSet for the most part in Louisiana and Texas, the 12 stories gathered here, in Jewel Mogan's memorable debut collection, offer a wide, richly varied range of experience. Teenage abortion is the subject of the vividly colloquial "X and O", while a doomed interracial romance in a Louisiana nursing home is portrayed in "Beyond Telling". In "See Ya Later, Floydada", a displaced, divorced schoolteacher in a lonely West Texas town finds herself enamored of the local disk jockey; in "Desaparachos", a group of illegal Salvadoran immigrants meet with tragedy on their trek into Texas. "Syzygy" is the story of a brilliant young singer who loses her lover to her twin sister, then gives up her career and family to disappear into the fringes of society. Characterized by a wonderful blend of humor and compassion, and written with an eye for the striking detail and an ear attuned to the rhythms of speech, Beyond Telling is a welcome collection by an engaging new talent.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GEORGE BRAZILLER INC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1995
Seitenanzahl: 173 Seiten