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Peck, Dale

Overview
Works: 44 works in 201 publications in 11 languages and 8,984 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.P3338, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dale Peck
Sprout by Dale Peck( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from Long Island to Kansas after his mother dies, a teenager nicknamed Sprout deals with his father's drinking, his own sexuality, and a teacher who is determined to turn him into a winning essay writer
Drift House : the first voyage by Dale Peck( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to stay with their uncle in a ship-like home called Drift House, twelve-year-old Susan and her two younger stepbrothers embark on an unexpected adventure involving duplicitous mermaids, pirates, and an attempt to stop time forever
Drift house : [the first voyage] by Dale Peck( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to stay with their uncle in a ship-like home called Drift House, twelve-year-old Susan and her two younger stepbrothers embark on an unexpected adventure involving duplicitous mermaids, pirates, and an attempt to stop time forever.--
Now it's time to say goodbye by Dale Peck( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two homosexuals from New York attempt to solve an abduction and rape in Kansas. The setting is a town which has been polarized by racial hate after the lynching of a black man for touching a white girl
Shift : a novel by Tim Kring( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chandler Forrestal, a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment, develops a frightening array of mental powers. With his one-in-a-billion brain chemistry, Chandler's heightened perception uncovers a plot to assassinate President Kennedy. Chased across America by deadly forces in and out of government, will Chandler be able to harness his "shift" and rewrite history?
Martin and John : a novel by Dale Peck( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this auspicious debut, Dale Peck weaves together two sets of stories to create a compelling portrait of an artist in our time. The first is told episodically by John, who flees an abusive father and becomes a hustler in New York City. It's 1982, and at the age of nineteen John falls in love with Martin, who soon becomes ill with AIDS. They leave New York for Kansas, where Martin dies two years later. In his struggle to regain his own health, John obsessively orders his existence. He begins to keep a journal and then to write stories." "Interwoven with this narrative is a second set of stories, penned by John. Each has a first-person narrator named John; each centers on a couple named Martin and John, who are always, it turns out, different characters. John knows he is HIV-positive, but through his writing he learns to accept the prospect of a life that, however brief, has at least been examined. In the end, the "Martin and John" stories illuminate the frame narrative, embodying John's belief - and the author's - that "every fiction is opposed to some truth."" "In luminous prose and with a frankness about sexuality rarely seen in contemporary fiction, Dale Peck has written a haunting, heartrending novel that establishes him as one of our most daring young American writers."--Jacket
The lost cities : a Drift House voyage by Dale Peck( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siblings Susan and Charles receive a mysterious book before leaving to visit their Uncle Farley at his time-traveling house, where they become separated in the Sea of Time and struggle to find their way home
Hatchet jobs : writings on contemporary fiction by Dale Peck( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist Dale Peck attacks the contemporary canon of fiction for writing bad prose without content. In one savage review after another, Peck contends that current contemporary fiction is heir to a bankrupt lineage that began with Joyce, was continued by Faulkner, Nabokov, and led to the current state
The law of enclosures by Dale Peck( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parallel lives of two married couples, both named Henry and Beatrice. One is already old and bitter, the other young and loving, though they too will become old and bitter. Sandwiched between is the story of an abusive father with no connection to the couples, the implication being that in general people's problems are the fault of their parents. By the author of Martin and John
What we lost by Dale Peck( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dale Peck, Sr., grew up extremely poor in rural Long Island in the 1950s, sharing a one-room house with seven brothers and sisters, an abusive mother, and an alcoholic father haunted by his past. When, at fourteen, he is more or less kidnapped by his father and taken to his uncle's farm in upstate New York, the change is remarkable. Dale grows strong and healthy from the strenuous work on the farm, and he develops a loving relationship with his uncle Wallace. For the first time, he knows contentment. But when Dale's mother demands that he return, he is forced to choose between his broken family and the land and uncle he has come to love. It is a decision that will determine his future and the legacy he will pass on to his own son"--Publisher's description
Body surfing : a novel by Dale Peck( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small town in upstate New York, best friends Q. and Jasper live typical high school lives filled with parties and girls. When Q. starts acting recklessly, defacing lockers and misusing Bunsen burners, Jasper thinks his buddy is just letting off steam. But when his actions put both of their lives in danger, it's clear that Q. is possessed by something far more sinister than mere teenage high spirits
Shift : [a novel] by Tim Kring( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chandler Forrestal, a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment, develops a frightening array of mental powers. With his one-in-a-billion brain chemistry, Chandler's heightened perception uncovers a plot to assassi-nate President Kennedy. Chased across America by deadly forces in and out of government, will Chandler be able to harness his "shift" and rewrite history?
Vital signs : essential AIDS fiction( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen fiction stories that explore issues of struggle, loss, bravery, and redemption as they relate to AIDS
The Soho Press book of 80s short fiction( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Soho Press Book of '80s Short Fiction, editor Dale Peck offers readers a fresh take on a seminal period in American history, when Ronald Reagan was president, the Cold War was rushing to its conclusion, and literature was searching for ways to move beyond the postmodern unease of the 1970s. Morally charged by newly politicized notions of identity but fraught with anxiety about a body whose fragility had been freshly emphasized by the AIDS epidemic, the 34 works gathered here are individually vivid, but taken as a body of work, they challenge the prevailing notion of the '80s as a time of aesthetic as well as financial maximalism. Formally inventive yet tightly controlled, they offer a more expansive, inclusive view of the era's literary accomplishments. The anthology blends early stories from writers like Denis Johnson, Jamaica Kincaid, Mary Gaitskill, and Raymond Carver, which have gone on to become part of the American canon, with remarkable and often transgressive work from some of the most celebrated writers of the underground, including Dennis Cooper, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Gary Indiana. Peck has also included powerful work by writers such as Gil Cuadros, Essex Hemphill, and Sam D'Allesandro, whose untimely deaths from AIDS ended their careers almost before they had begun. Almost a third of the stories are out of print and unavailable elsewhere. The Soho Press Book of '80s Short Fiction is a daring reappraisal of a decade that is increasingly central to our culture"--
The garden of lost and found by Dale Peck( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan inherits a bulding in downtown Manhattan shortly before 9/11
Hugh Steers : the complete paintings, 1983-1994 by Hugh Steers( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fucking Martin by Dale Peck( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aidsroman met een gecompliceerde, gefragmenteerde verhaalstructuur, over de liefdesrelatie tussen twee homoseksuele mannen, waarvan er een aids heeft
Greenville by Dale Peck( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel based on real events, Dale Peck takes on the childhood of his father, Dale Peck Sr. Raised in poverty with seven brothers and sisters in suburban Long Island, terrorized by an abusive mother, Dale Sr.?s life changes when his alcoholic father dumps him at his uncle?s dairy farm in upstate New York. There he begins to thrive, finding real love and connection with his Uncle Wallace and Aunt Bess. But he is ultimately unable to outrun the chaos and violence of his old life. A virtuoso work of great empathy and originality, Greenville From the Trade Paperback edition
No show : art for Day without Art 1996( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier voyage : Les sirènes by Dale Peck( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La quête magique de trois enfants qui ont tout le temps du monde mais pas une minute à perdre! A la seconde où Susan et ses frères, Charles et Murray, sont envoyés chez leur oncle Farley, ils comprennent qu'il y a quelque chose de bizarre dans leur nouvelle maison." La Dérivante ", c'est le drôle de nom de la demeure, ressemble un navire échoué. Quand la maison se met vraiment à naviguer, les trois enfant sont précipités dans une extraordinaire course à travers le Temps. Un voyage étrange par monts et par vaux, où créatures magiques, sirènes et pirates les entraînent dans une fabuleuse odyssée
 
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Alternative Names
Dale Peck Amerikaans romanschrijver

Dale Peck écrivain américain

Dale Peck escritor estadounidense

Dale Peck US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Дэйл Пек

دیل پک نویسنده آمریکایی

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Drift House : the first voyageNow it's time to say goodbyeShift : a novelMartin and John : a novelThe lost cities : a Drift House voyageHatchet jobs : writings on contemporary fictionThe law of enclosuresWhat we lost