An American Affair: Stories

An American Affair: Stories

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by Mark Brazaitis
     
 

Winner of the 2004 George Garrett Fiction Prize: Stories

"The dozen short stories of An American Affair give us back a clear and accurate reflection of our own world here and now. Linked together by geographical setting and the clash of contemporary cultures, they challenge our easy assumptions with complexity. The characters are wholly credible and fully

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Winner of the 2004 George Garrett Fiction Prize: Stories

"The dozen short stories of An American Affair give us back a clear and accurate reflection of our own world here and now. Linked together by geographical setting and the clash of contemporary cultures, they challenge our easy assumptions with complexity. The characters are wholly credible and fully dimensional. The stories they tell are moving and memorable. This is short fiction at its best and brightest."—George Garrett, final judge

"These rich, evocative stories deal with the nuances of truth and inadequacy of language to express or even find truth, even when lying is made more difficult."—Jim Daniels

"Wonderfully anchored in place, the stories of An American Affair are provocative and emotionally honest. A good read."—Patricia Henley

Author Biography: MARK BRAZAITIS is the author of The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, winner of the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award, and Steal My Heart, a novel published in 2000. He is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and his stories, poems, and essays have appeared in The Sun, Witness, Beloit Fiction Journal, Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, and Shenandoah. He is an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University.

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ISBN-13:
9781881515777
Publisher:
Texas Review Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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MARK BRAZAITIS is the author of The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, winner of the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award, and Steal My Heart, a novel published in 2000. He is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and his stories, poems, and essays have appeared in The Sun, Witness, Beloit Fiction Journal, Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, and Shenandoah. He is an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection is about people from two different worlds coming together or trying to. An American Affair is about North Americans and Latin Americans interacting with each other and not always completely understanding each other. It's about an interaction between people, between cultures. It challenges assumptions about love and life. Some of these stories are just amazing. It's one of the best short story collections I've ever read.