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|Notes:||Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1978.
"Grove Press paperback ed."--Title page verso.
"Winner of the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award"--Page 4 of cover.
|Description:||209 pages ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Water liars --
Love too long --
Testimony of pilot --
Coming close to Donna --
Dragged fighting from his tomb --
Quo vadis, smut? --
Return to return --
Green gets it --
Midnight and I'm not famous yet --
Our secret home. Eating wife and friends --
All the old harkening faces at the rail --
Knowing he was not my kind yet I followed --
That's true --
Escape to Newark --
Pete resists the man of his old room --
Behold the husband in his perfect agony --
Constant pain in Tuscaloosa --
Deaf and dumb --
Mother Rooney unscrolls the hurt.
"Barry Hannah is the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor." Larry McMurtry "Strong, original, tragic and funny in the same voice-a writer of violent honesty and power in