Church of Dead Girls

ISBN-10: 080505104X
ISBN-13: 9780805051049
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Stephen Dobyns
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Description: One by one, three young girls vanish in a small town in upstate New York. With the first disappearance, the towns-people begin to mistrust outsiders. When the second girl goes missing, neighbors and childhood friends start to eye each other warily.  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 6/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

One by one, three young girls vanish in a small town in upstate New York. With the first disappearance, the towns-people begin to mistrust outsiders. When the second girl goes missing, neighbors and childhood friends start to eye each other warily. And with the third disappearance, the sleepy little town awakens to a full-blown nightmare. In The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns probes the ruinous effects of suspicion. As panic mounts and citizens take the law into their own hands, no one is immune as old rumors, old angers, and old hungers come to the surface to reveal the secret history of this seemingly genteel town and the dark impulses of its inhabitants.

Stephen Dobyns's published poetry includes Velocities: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1992 (1994) and Common Carnage (1996). He has also contributed poetry to The New Yorker, Nation, and Poetry. Among his numerous novels and short stories are The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini (1988) and Saratoga Hexameter (1990). Dobyns has had an extensive teaching career. He began as an instructor in English at State University of New York College at Brockport, 1968-69. He was visiting lecturer in creative writing at the University of New Hampshire, 1973-75, the University of Iowa, 1977-78, and Boston University, 1978-79. He was also a member of staff at Goddard College, 1978-80, and has been with Warren Wilson College since 1981. Dobyns also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1974 and 1981 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983. Born February 19, 1941, in Orange, N.J., Stephen Dobyns attended Shimer College from1959 to 1960. He received a B.A. in 1964 from Wayne State University, and an M.F.A. in 1967 from the University of Iowa.

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