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Irish girl : stories

Author: Tim Johnston
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2009.
Series: Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction series, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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You have to read closely so as not to miss significant clues in these tightly coiled stories by Katherine Anne Porter Prize-winner Johnston (Never So Green), who ventures deeply into the consciousness of Midwesterners to unearth old tensions and buried animosities. In Water, he balances a marvelously multilayered plot involving a widowed mother of now grown twin boys (one healthy, one not) who recognizes how her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Johnston
ISBN: 9781574412710 157441271X
OCLC Number: 377735773
Awards: 2009 winner, Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction.
Description: x, 137 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Dirt men --
Water --
Things go missing --
Antlerless hunt --
Jumping man --
Lucky gorseman --
Up there --
Irish girl.
Series Title: Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction series, no. 8.
Responsibility: by Tim Johnston.

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Includes stories of loss, absence, and the devastating effects of chance - of what happens when the unthinkable bad luck of other people, of other towns, becomes our bad luck, our town.  Read more...

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