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Wifeshopping Stories

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ISBN-10: 0547053657

ISBN-13: 9780547053653

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steven Wingate

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An honest, absorbing debut fiction collection, Wifeshopping centers on the ultimate human quest: the search for companionship, love, and understanding. These captivating stories feature American men, love-starved and striving, who try and often fail to connect with the women they imagine could be their wives. Some of the women are fiancées, some are new girlfriends, some are strangers who cross the mens paths for only a few hours or moments. In "Beaching It," an artist traveling on the summer circuit begins an affair with a rich, married local. In "Me and Paul," a lonely traveler adopts an alter ego to help him impress a single mother. In "Bill," a trip to a flea market highlights the…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

STEVEN WINGATE's stories have received awards from Gulf Coast and The Journal and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Wifeshopping is the recipient of the 2007 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for fiction, selected by Amy Hempel and awarded by the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Wingate teaches writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder and lives in Lafayette, Colorado.

Foreword
Beaching It
Me and Paul
The Balkan House
Inside the Hole
A Story about Two Prisoners
Meeting Grace
Faster
Dig for Dollars
Bill
Three a.m. Ambulance Driver
Knuckles
Our Last Garage Sale
In Flagstaff
Acknowledgments