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Cities in the sea

Author: Maura Stanton
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2003.
Series: Michigan literary fiction awards
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These stories, set in the Midwest and the Southwest, in Florida and in Europe, blur the boundaries between fairy tale and verite. A range of characters - from a businessman to a pianist, from a county coroner to a hardware store clerk, from a Greek immigrant to a Danish artist - come to discover that the past is a ruined kingdom, lost forever, but still a place to visit in wish, dream, and memory."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stanton, Maura.
Cities in the sea.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)603741300
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maura Stanton
ISBN: 047211364X 9780472113644
OCLC Number: 51944336
Description: 131 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Glass House --
Sketching Vesuvius --
Applause --
Neptune's Palace --
Mean Old Daddy --
Tristan and Isolde --
Limbo --
The House of Cleopatra --
The Nightingale --
Traps.
Series Title: Michigan literary fiction awards
Responsibility: Maura Stanton.
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"These stories, set in the Midwest and the Southwest, in Florida and in Europe, blur the boundaries between fairy tale and verite. A range of characters - from a businessman to a pianist, from a county coroner to a hardware store clerk, from a Greek immigrant to a Danish artist - come to discover that the past is a ruined kingdom, lost forever, but still a place to visit in wish, dream, and memory."--Jacket.

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"It is always exciting when an acclaimed poet also knows her way around a good story. Maura Stanton is one of that rare breed. Without exception, these stories are compulsively readable, incisive and Read more...

 
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