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Breece D'J Pancake cut short a remarkably promising career when he took his own life in 1979 at the age of twenty-six. In 1983 the posthumous publication of this book - a collection of stories that depict, with astonishing power and grace, the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia - electrified the literary world with a force that still resounds across two decades. 'One is tempted to compare his debut to Hemingway's' - Joyce Carol Oates 'An exceptional voice' - Margaret Atwood 'The best, most sincere writer I've ever read' - Kurt Vonnegut

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316715973
ISBN-10: 0316715972
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Back Bay Books
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Breece D'J. Pancake

Breece D'J Pancake (1952-79) taught English at Virginia military schools. During his lifetime his short fiction was published primarily in The Atlantic.