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Cates, David Allan

Works: 6 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 933 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Dystopian fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.A84, 813.54
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Publications about David Allan Cates
Publications by David Allan Cates
Most widely held works by David Allan Cates
Freeman Walker by David Allan Cates( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
At the age of seven a mulatto slave boy, Jimmy Gates, is freed by his owner-father, separated from his mother, and sent to England for an education--which is just the beginning of his quest to understand the true meaning of moral freedom
Hunger in America by David Allan Cates( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
X out of Wonderland : a saga by David Allan Cates( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
"X, the novel's decent and brave protagonist, maintains his optimistic pursuit of love and The Good Life even as a series of catastrophes cast him out of his native Wonderland to bounce him around the world and back again."--Pg. [2] of Cover
Tom Connor's gift : (mad grief, mad love, and a crooked road home) by David Allan Cates( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"A recently-widowed doctor, stunned by grief, retreats to a cabin on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front. Inside she has a puppy and a stack of letters from an old lover. Outside, there's a bear. As she revisits the letters from Tom Connor, we come to see, through his eyes, the dusty, broken alleys of Central America during the war years. The two narratives taken together explore themes of life-long love, about what we can see only when we are ready to see, and how hope can grow in the darkest of places. The third in what the author sees as his "homecoming trilogy" (after Hunger in American and Ben ' Strange Trip Home), Tom Conno'r's Gift shines a light on the transformative act of storytelling itself, and is destined to be received as one of the most important novels of the year." --
Ben Armstrong's strange trip home : a novel by David Allan Cates( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
" ... A deliberately troubling masterpiece ... Ben Armstrong's Strange Trip Home begins with an all-American homecoming that traps its middle-aged ex-farmboy protagonist like a fly in a web worthy of Kafka. Cates' hero endures an inescapable series of dreams, visitations, half-melted memories, and unsought meetings with the living and dead. His subsequent attempts to escape -- or even understand his entrapment -- proceed to make a mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind music I've heard nowhere else in our literature. Endlessly inventive in its language, masterful in its fidelity to its own harsh vision, and symphonic in its impact, this novel builds from a series of perverse fractions to a darkly satisfying whole."--David James Duncan, from back cover
The mysterious location of Kyrgyzstan by David Allan Cates( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In a startling voice—meditative, playful, and erotic—David Allan Cates, award-winning writer of five novels, uses memory and imagination to create indelible images of the body and desire, of separation and longing. Located between the exotic and the domestic, between the lived and imagined, these nineteen poems, some of which appeared previously in The Sun and Transmission, among other publications, describe the off-balance and dangerous dance of lovers. Because of, and despite, a world in which bombs fall and luck turns bad, the speaker in these poems struggles to situate himself: in a pond, on the ledge of a cliff, or through his own re-invention of the world. "Sparks fall and I seek shelter where I can—/naked on the wing, a hero in wet socks—/but I'm flattering myself again./It's raining stars, love, I'll say, and maybe you'll hear me./Maybe I'll feel you near."--Back cover
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