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The Evening News free pdf Tony Ardizzone writes of the moments in our lives that shine, that burn in the dim expanse of memory with the intensity and vivid light of the evening news. The men and women in these stories tend to arrange their days, order their pasts, plan their futures in the light of such moments, finding epiphanies in the glowing memory of a father's laugh or a mother's repeated story, in a broken date or a rained-out ball game.Set mostly in Chicago's blue-collar neighborhoods, these stories focus on subjects that concern us all: disease and death, vandalism and sacrilege, rape and infidelity, lost love. The husband and wife in the title story look at their pasts--his as an activist in the sixties and hers as a believer in reincarnation and the tarot--in light of the news stories they watch on television each evening and question whether they should bring a child into the world. And in "The Walk-On," a bartender and former varsity pitcher for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini finds the actual events of the most cataclysmic day in his past unequal to their impact on his life and so rewrites them in his mind, adding an ill-placed banana peel, a falling meteor, and a careening truck in order to create a more fitting climax and finally to leave those memories behind him.Searching their pasts for clues to the present, searching the horizons of their days for love, the characters in "The Evening News" seek, and sometimes find, redemption in a world of uncertainty and brightly burning emotions.

About Tony Ardizzone

Tony Ardizzone is the author of eight books, including the novel "The Whale Chaser" and the story collection "The Calling of Saint Matthew: Stories of Rome." He has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Pushcart Prize, the Milkweed Editions National Fiction Prize, the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Fiction sponsored by the Friends of Literature, and the Virginia Prize for Fiction, among other honors. Ardizzone was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago.

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Author : Tony Ardizzone
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Data Published : 30 October 1986
ISBN : 0820308609
EAN : 9780820308609
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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