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Description - Wild, Cold State by Debra Monroe

In the lavishly acclaimed collection of short stories A Wild, Cold State, Flannery O'Connor Award -- winning author Debra Monroe takes us into the lives of women striving for love and emotional fulfillment amidst a forbidding topography of glacial winds and stormY, unpredictable men.Set in rural Wisconsin, these interwoven tales run a gamut of moods and textures, ranging from the warmly nostalgic "The World's Great Love Novels, " in which the young narrator observes the extreme compromises adults make in the name of love, to the hard-edged and gritty "Crossroads Cafe, " in which a waitress searches for tenderness, though nothing in her life so far suggests that tenderness is available.Rendered in a spare and poetic style and marked by a nuanced grasp of relationships and the vagaries of desire, the stories in A Wild, Cold State offer a familiar and resonant portrayal of the complexities of everyday life and the fundamental human need for connection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684815114
ISBN-10: 0684815117
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 15-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Debra Monroe

Debra Monroe, a former winnner of the Flannery O'Connor Award, is an Associate Professor in the MFA programme at Southwest Texas University, and is the author of THE SOURCE OF TROUBLE and A WILD, COLD STATE.

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