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Titel: Bargains in the Real World: Thirteen Stories
Verlag: Random House
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
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Inhaltsangabe: In this finely crafted collection, acclaimed writer Elizabeth Cox examines the lives of common people and how they deal with life when uncommon things happen to them ? how they accept their fate, sometimes choosing to move on, sometimes not. The stories, many set in the South, deal with questions of loyalty, betrayal, discovery, sexuality, death, birth, and the inner dynamics that drive the choices we make. The characters struggle with a complex mixture of kindness and violence, and their final choices reveal a flawed but finally compassionate humanity.
Elizabeth Cox has an extraordinary talent for inhabiting her characters and capturing place, sense, and time. This commanding group of stories will prove unforgettable.
"To begin with, it takes a strong, loving, and careful eye to see the real world; then it takes a judicious as well as a compelling text of words and melody to express it; then it takes courage to let the narrative rest, as it often must, not in a satisfying resolution but at the edge of a cliff. Those who know Elizabeth Cox as a person and as a writer know that she is continually courageous and melodious and has never yet softened the difficult facts of the world. Her stories are treasures, full of truth, possibility, and beauty."
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