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Better than war : stories

Author: Siamak Vossoughi
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, [2018] ©2015
Series: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The stories in Better Than War encompass narratives from a diverse set of Iranian immigrants, many searching for a balance between memories of their homeland and their new American culture. The everyday life of each character subtly reflects viewpoints that are simultaneously Iranian and American, of all ages and circumstances. These stories deal with family, friends, relationships, urban life, prison, school, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siamak Vossoughi
ISBN: 0820353744 9780820353746 9780820348537 0820348538
OCLC Number: 1005884219
Description: x, 131 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Shoes --
The broken finger --
The street --
Nine innings --
The movie quitters --
In the library --
Too much genius --
Better than war --
The room --
People in profile --
The couple --
Boy in prison --
The rain check --
The easel --
The world is my home --
1953 --
You don't leave --
Take our daughters to work day --
The theater of war --
Back and forth --
Sunday in the park --
The bookshelves --
Princess --
Why the rabbit looks pityingly upon the donkey --
Flower-like --
Narrator --
Every man a showman --
Don't forget abut Egypt --
The book that was too good to read.
Series Title: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: by Siamak Vossoughi.

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