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Author: Anthony Varallo
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In "The Walkers," we follow a couple on their daily trek through a bedroom community, where they partially glimpse their neighbors' lives, longing for inclusion. Yet their insular lifestyle ensures that they deal with people only on the surface, without learning the truth of their problems." "Out Loud tells of yearnings for meaningful expression and the complexities and escapism of human interactions that keep us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Varallo
ISBN: 9780822943563 0822943565
OCLC Number: 228363835
Notes: "Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2008"--Page facing title page.
Description: 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In the age of automobiles --
The walkers --
Out loud --
Toro --
Parade rest --
The summer he was seven --
The fall of Rome --
The French girls --
Like that --
The girl at the station --
Leaving the movies --
Family debates, 1976-1983 --
Kin, kind --
The island.
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Varallo takes simple situations and creates larger truths. " Library Journal""

 
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