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The empire of the dead : stories

Author: Tracy Daugherty
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Series: Johns Hopkins, poetry and fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the spare and deliberate stories in The Empire of the Dead, through situations both comic and bluntly melancholy, the future remains open for people - but at an indeterminate cost. Daily, characters weigh their indecision against the consequences of choice. Through a series of five linked stories, we meet Bern, a New York City architect yearning for a return to first principles - the initial euphoria, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Daugherty
ISBN: 9781421415802 1421415801
OCLC Number: 879584084
Description: 267 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: I.I Have the Room Above Her --
Suitor --
The Empire of the Dead --
Art and Architecture --
II. Signs --
The Magnitudes --
III. Basement and Roof.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins, poetry and fiction.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: by Tracy Daugherty.

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Like the other characters in Tracy Daugherty's masterful collection, he moves through spaces at once sacred and spoiled, within cities, deserts, and other strange environments, reckoning, taking  Read more...

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