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Voices of the lost and found : stories

Author: Dorene O'Brien
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2007.
Series: Made in Michigan writers series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Product Description: Voices of the Lost and Found is the first full-length collection of fiction from accomplished Metro Detroit writer Dorene O'Brien. In eleven first-person stories, a variety of authentic and unexpected voices come to the forefront to confess or retell stories of lost innocence or betrayal from the urban graffiti artist who plots the downfall of a rival gang, to the middle-aged woman reliving a  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorene O'Brien
ISBN: 9780814333464 081433346X
OCLC Number: 76140517
Description: 177 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Ovenbirds --
Riding the hubcap --
Crisis line --
No need to ask --
Way past taggin --
Retreat --
Healing waters --
Things that never come --
The stalwart support of the obsessed --
The saddest stars --
#12 Dagwood on rye.
Series Title: Made in Michigan writers series.
Responsibility: by Dorene O'Brien.
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Product Description: Voices of the Lost and Found is the first full-length collection of fiction from accomplished Metro Detroit writer Dorene O'Brien. In eleven first-person stories, a variety of authentic and unexpected voices come to the forefront to confess or retell stories of lost innocence or betrayal from the urban graffiti artist who plots the downfall of a rival gang, to the middle-aged woman reliving a harrowing childhood abduction, to the young man who remodels his house in a misguided attempt to win back his wife, to the teenager who is lured into a crime spree after trusting a dark and disturbed friend. The startlingly real speakers of Voices of the Lost and Found are drawn directly from contemporary culture, and together they present a striking portrait of alienation, volatility, diversity, and violence in postmodern America. O'Brien s characters inhabit diverse yet familiar landscapes, including abandoned buildings, convenience stores, university dorms, crisis intervention centers, Buddhist retreats, and psychiatrist's offices. Here, the lonely and troubled characters face tremendous obstacles that will ultimately transform their lives. When they meet tragedy, as they often do, they are forced to confront their liability and the realization that faulty decisions have irrevocable consequences. Told with honesty and intense emotion, the stories allow readers to experience the full weight of each character's particular burden and to understand his or her complex personal motivations firsthand. Though the voices change, the tone of the collection is consistently strong and convincing, bringing forth a fresh perspective on both contemporary social issues and modern angst. This adventurous and memorable collection of short fiction will appeal to a diverse audience.

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