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The Collector of Names free pdf In his debut short story collection, poet and novelist Patrick Hicks reminds us of one such constant in all our lives--death. In these stories, most of which are set firmly in the heart of the country, the characters, all solid, well-meaning, hardworking people, are beset by tragedies both large and small, natural and unnatural. In the opening piece, "57 Gatwick," which won the 2012 Glimmer Train Emerging Writer Fiction award, a terrorist bombing of a commercial airliner over the city of Duluth, Minnesota gives the town coroner a new task beyond the collection and identification of victims' bodies, thus restoring hope to a shattered community. In "Burn Unit," a lone, misanthropic woman who rescues stray and abused animals, in turn rescues her horribly burned niece from a neglectful family and a life of despair. An unpopular teenage girl discovers a hidden talent in the wake of a devastating storm in "Picasso and the Tornado." In the "The Lazarus Bomb," the crew of a B-17 bomber crew flying missions over Germany in WWII is suddenly imbued with the ability to give life rather than rain death. With gentle humor and deft, lyrical prose, this collection demonstrates that, despite these tragedies, unlooked-for miracles do occur.

About Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks is the award-winning author of five poetry collections and the novel "The Commandant of Lubizec." His work has appeared in numerous journals, including "Glimmer Train," the "Missouri Review," "New Ohio Review," "Ploughshares," "Prairie Schooner," and "Tar River Poetry." He is the writer-in-residence at Augustana College and a professor in Sierra Nevada College s low-residency MFA program. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota."

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Author : Patrick Hicks
Publisher : Schaffner Press
Data Published : 13 February 2015
ISBN : 1936182629
EAN : 9781936182626
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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