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Carrying the torch

Author: Brock Clarke
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
Series: Prairie schooner book prize in fiction.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stories in this collection occupy a world at once as familiar as a suburban backyard or a southern college's hallowed football field and as strange as a man who buys Savannah, Georgia, and tries to turn it into the perfect Southern city as part of his attempt to win back his estranged wife. The fictional territory of Carrying the Torch, is in short, Brock Clarke's, one in which the surreal and the hilarious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brock Clarke
ISBN: 0803215517 9780803215511
OCLC Number: 61362571
Description: 170 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Carrying the torch --
For those of us who need such things --
The reason was us --
The apology --
The ghosts we love --
The son's point of view --
Geronimo --
The fund-raiser's dance card --
The Hotel Utica.
Series Title: Prairie schooner book prize in fiction.
Responsibility: Brock Clarke.
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Includes tales about what people try to leave and find they can't, about the lies we tell the people we love and the myths we create to make life livable.  Read more...

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"Be prepared to be surprised on every page of Clarke's collection of brilliant short stories... Clarke's literary bombshells are ... of the appreciatively hushed 'wow!' and 'whoa!' variety that Read more...

 
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