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Titre : Same Place, Same Things
Éditeur : St. Martins Press
Date d'édition : 1996
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The first book by the author of THE CLEARING, a well-received story collection. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Gautreaux on the half title page, as follows: "For Larry Owens -- with thanks for supporting my work -- Tim Gautreaux 9/14/96.". N° de réf. du libraire 70445
Synopsis : A collection of short stories chronicles the lives of ""ordinary"" people--such as those of the farmer whose daughter has died and now he must care for her baby, and the train conductor who will cause a chemical spill and wipe out a small town.
Critique: Louisiana is a state like no other. Why is it so strange? Mostly because of the people who live there, some of whom constitute the characters in this quirky collection of short stories, the first collection by Tim Gautreaux. There's a cold-feeling grandfather who is forced to raise his infant grandchild after his own child dies and who knows little more than to offer shotgun shells as toys; a pump repairman during the Great Depression who runs from the death of a farmer and his pursuing wife; and a drunken train engineer who crashes with a cargo of chemicals and becomes a fugitive.
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