Still Life with Plums A Collection of Short Stories

ISBN-10: 1933202602
ISBN-13: 9781933202600
Edition: 2010
Authors: Marie Manilla
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Description: "Still Life with Plums" is a vibrant collection of short stories that weaves together the outwardly distant lives of several strangers. With heaping doses of dark humor and magical realism, these ten stories enliven a cast of characters scattered  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

"Still Life with Plums" is a vibrant collection of short stories that weaves together the outwardly distant lives of several strangers. With heaping doses of dark humor and magical realism, these ten stories enliven a cast of characters scattered throughout the southern portion of the United States. From West Virginians, to Texans and Latinos, "Still Life with Plums" mines the lives of a Black-Irish West Virginian, a wise-cracking dog groomer, a guilt-ridden ambulance driver, a Guatemalan widow, a Japanese-Latin-American poster child for WWII reconciliation, and a meticulous predator. Marie Manilla's accessible prose is powerful and richly layered as she births a quirky ensemble that unflinchingly probes the human psyche.

MARIE MANILLA is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Prairie Schooner, and  Mississippi Review , among other journals. 

Hand. Me. Down
Childproof
Grooming
Amnesty
Distillation
Still Life with Plums
Counting Backwards
Crystal City
The Wife You Wanted
Get Ready

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