Big Bend - Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction (Paperback)Bill Roorbach (author)
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In "Fog," a teenage boy learns hard lessons about canoes, the Gulf of Maine, sex, and love. A struggling young artist goes home for the holidays in search of succor for the stomach - and heart - with poor results in ""Thanksgiving."" Other stories recount the ultimately disastrous reunion of estranged friends, an unemployed architect's foolish courting with bad company, and a middle-aged rock star's struggle with the urge to settle down. In the tiitle story, "Big Bend," a grieving widower, troubled by his own waning years, is tempted by a seductively attentive birdwatcher no older than his daughter.
Poignant tales of hauntingly familiar situations, Bill Roorbach's stories are full of heart, romance, edgy humour, and the frequently concealed vulnerability of men.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
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