Out of the Woods
By (author) Chris Offutt
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Out of the Woods by Chris Offutt
Book DescriptionSeven years ago, Chris Offutt made his literary debut with Kentucky Straight, a fiercely original collection that earned him not only critical praise but many prestigious awards. The eight new stories in Out of the Woods mark Offutt's return to the form in which he first displayed his astonishing talent. Offutt, who "draws landscape and constructs dialogue with the eyes and ears of a native son" (The Miami Herald), is on strong home turf here, capturing those who have left the Kentucky hills and long to return. These are stories of gravediggers and drifters, gamblers and truck drivers a long way from home, tales that are so full of hard edges they can't help but tell some hard truths.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684853765
(203mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chris Offutt
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After fleeing his problems in Kentucky, Virgil Caudill finds a new name and identity in Montana. But the nightmare world of extremist militia groups and his own haunted past bring his new life to a crashing halt in this long-awaited first novel by one of "Granta's" Best Young American Fiction Writers.
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Author Biography - Chris Offutt
Chris Offutt grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky and has held more than fifty part-time jobs. For his first three books -- Kentucky Straight, The Same River Twice, and The Good Brother -- he received numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Award. He currently lives in Iowa City, where he is a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
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