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|Material Type:||Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|ISBN:||0807820644 9780807820643 0807843970 9780807843970|
|Description:||xv, 332 p. ; 24 cm.|
The oasis, I / Alice Adams --
The reunion / Maya Angelou --
Hugh / Daphne Athas --
This is the only time i'll tell it / Doris Betts --
Winter / Linda Beatrice Brown --
Broken blossoms / Fred Chappell --
Bargains in the real world / Elizabeth Cox --
The case of the missing photographs / Charles Edward Eaton --
Washing dishes / Clyde Edgerton --
Trudy Woodlief / Kaye Gibbons --
It had wings / Allan Gurganus --
The virtue called vanity / Randall Kenan --
Man watcher / Jill McCorkle --
Below the last lock / Tim McLaurin --
Murals / Robert Morgan --
Serious Need / Reynolds Price --
The St. Anthony chorale /Louis D. Rubin --
Summer help / Donald Secreast --
The bubba stories / Lee Smith--
The fishing lake / Elizabeth Spencer --
The hat of my mother / Max Steele --
Disasters / Lee Zacharias.
|Responsibility:||edited & with an introduction by Robert Gingher.|
To Kaye Gibbons's dusty North Carolina countryside; the voices are black and white, male and female, old and young, privileged and poor. The journey away and back again provides the narrative framework for many of the stories. Picking up a theme that has an honorable association in the state, Gingher says, "You can go home again, but it's a rough road back." As Gingher readily admits, it is probably impossible to talk about something called "North Carolina writing," just.
As one can no longer speak confidently about "southern writing." North Carolina, like the region, has changed profoundly in the last decades. But the stories that comprise this collection are a powerful testament to the continuing vitality of the Tar Heel state's literary tradition.