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Wherever That Great Heart May be: Stories (Hardback)
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Wherever That Great Heart May be: Stories (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 01/02/1996
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A winner of the 1992 National Magazine Award for Fiction whose work has also been anthologized in the O. Henry Awards series, W. D. Wetherell crafts in these nine stories dead-true dialogue, compelling situations, and powerful metaphors. The result is lightning-bolt revelations about the human condition. A young boy sees in his father's expression the reality of failed dreams and schemes: He looked at me like a man who wants his son to buy his illusions and see through them and forgive him for having them in the first place. A teen-aged daughter blazes the way for her father to the necessary blending of hope and grief as the two mourn the loss of wife and mother. A blizzard engulfs a Montana home and the boy Willem senses a wider apocalypse. The crust of the earth, the thing he took for granted most, was unwilling to support him, leaving him to flounder in a vague, sticky ether he couldn't trust. An aging, wheelchair-confined veteran faces an old nemesis and for a second time makes a life-or-death decision. A seasoned, if failed, promoter thinks he's found in a spelling bee prodigy a success emerald colored and plenteous and much richer than anyone had ever told him. With searing honestly and wry humor, Wetherell, a master of many voices and many moods, one of America's great short story writers, digs deep to find that great heart that beats beneath the surface of human experience.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9780874517217
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 230 x 146 x 23 mm

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