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The Resource New stories from the South : the year's best, 2007, selected from U.S. magazines by Edward P. Jones with Kathy Pories ; with an introduction by Edward P. Jones

New stories from the South : the year's best, 2007, selected from U.S. magazines by Edward P. Jones with Kathy Pories ; with an introduction by Edward P. Jones

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New stories from the South : the year's best, 2007
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New stories from the South
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the year's best, 2007
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selected from U.S. magazines by Edward P. Jones with Kathy Pories ; with an introduction by Edward P. Jones
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New stories from the South, 2007
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the years best, 2007
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eng
Review
A rich and complex vision of the American South emerges from the series' 22nd edition. There's room here for traditional southern tales—those that "entertain on the way to their point," in Jones's words. The best include Tim Gautreaux's "The Safe," about a junkman whose life is changed when he opens a long-abandoned safe; Allan Gurganus's "Fourteen Feet of Water in My House," about a man who motorboats above his flooded neighborhood rescuing friends, strangers and pets after Hurricane Floyd; and R.T. Smith's "Story," in which a burglary rekindles a man's passion for his wife. Other stories extend the boundaries of what is considered "the South." Rick Bass's powerful coming-of-age story, "Goats," about two high-school boys who dream of starting a cattle ranch—in one scene they try to bring a calf home in a family station wagon—takes place outside Houston, Texas. In newcomer-to-watch Toni Jensen's story, "At the Powwow Hotel," a Native-American widower and his son spend two days in a cornfield that inexplicably appears next to their West Texas home. Another up-and-coming writer, Stephanie Powell Watts, writes about two Jehovah's Witnesses who travel dirt roads in North Carolina looking for converts among the poor, white and wary ("Unassigned Territory"). Violence is decidedly part of the South envisioned here. In Agust"n Maes's chilling "Beauty and Virtue," a serial killer drops in on his brother's family; in Philipp Meyer's "One Day This Will All Be Yours," a son tries to prevent his father's suicide while impassive neighbors look on. Angela Threatt's teenage narrator in "Bela Lugosi's Dead" faces all manner of urban threat when she and her mother move from the country to the projects in Richmond. Dogs roam throughout most of the stories, most memorably in Stephen Marion's "Dogs with Human Faces," about a resurrection of sorts.A stellar collection. (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2007)
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no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • Jones, Edward P
  • Pories, Kathy
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  • American fiction
  • Southern States
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the year's best, 2007
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New stories from the South : the year's best, 2007, selected from U.S. magazines by Edward P. Jones with Kathy Pories ; with an introduction by Edward P. Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes appendix
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volume
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Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The safe
  • Tim Gautreaux
  • Fourteen feet of water in my house
  • Allan Gurganus
  • Hollyhocks
  • Cary Holladay
  • At the Powwow Hotel
  • Toni Jensen
  • Life expectancy
  • Holly Goddard Jones
  • Goats
  • Beauty and virtue
  • Agustin Maes
  • Dogs with human faces
  • Stephen Marion
  • One day this will all be yours
  • Philipp Meyer
  • Jakob Loomis
  • Jason Ockert
  • Which rocks we choose
  • George Singleton
  • Rick Bass
  • Story
  • R.T. Smith
  • Bela Lugosi's dead
  • Angela Threatt
  • A terrible thing
  • Daniel Wallace
  • Unassigned territory
  • Stephanie Powell Watts
  • A season of regret
  • James Lee Burke
  • The ice garden
  • Moira Crone
  • Ghost town choir
  • Joshua Ferris
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9781565125568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • ocn166266900
  • OCoLC
Label
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2007, selected from U.S. magazines by Edward P. Jones with Kathy Pories ; with an introduction by Edward P. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes appendix
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The safe
  • Tim Gautreaux
  • Fourteen feet of water in my house
  • Allan Gurganus
  • Hollyhocks
  • Cary Holladay
  • At the Powwow Hotel
  • Toni Jensen
  • Life expectancy
  • Holly Goddard Jones
  • Goats
  • Beauty and virtue
  • Agustin Maes
  • Dogs with human faces
  • Stephen Marion
  • One day this will all be yours
  • Philipp Meyer
  • Jakob Loomis
  • Jason Ockert
  • Which rocks we choose
  • George Singleton
  • Rick Bass
  • Story
  • R.T. Smith
  • Bela Lugosi's dead
  • Angela Threatt
  • A terrible thing
  • Daniel Wallace
  • Unassigned territory
  • Stephanie Powell Watts
  • A season of regret
  • James Lee Burke
  • The ice garden
  • Moira Crone
  • Ghost town choir
  • Joshua Ferris
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9781565125568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • ocn166266900
  • OCoLC

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