High Lonesome

High Lonesome

Book - 1996
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"These stories explore lost moments in time with intensity, emotion, and an eye to the past. In "Uncle High Lonesome," a young man recalls his Uncle Peter, whose even temper was marred only by his drinking binges, which would unleash moments of rage hinting at his much deeper distress. Fishing is transformed into a life-altering, almost mystical event in " A Creature in the Bay of St. Louis," when a huge fish caught on a line threatens to pull a young boy, and his entire world with him, underwater and out to sea. And in "Snerd and Niggero," a deep friendship between two men is inspired by the loss of a woman they both love - a woman who was mistress to one and wife to the other. Viewed through memory and time's distance, Hannah's characters are brightly illuminated figures from a lost time, whose lives - occasionally bleak - are still uncommonly true." "High Lonesome is a darkly comic, fiercely tragic, and always strikingly original odyssey into American life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780871136688
0871136686
Branch Call Number: FIC HANNAH, BARRY
Characteristics: vii, 230 p. ; 22 cm.

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