Evening Performance: New and Selected Stories

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This gathering is meant to be a representative selection of short stories, old and new, previously published in book form or so far uncollected, covering roughly thirty years of time during which the author has been writing and publishing short fiction.
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Overview

This gathering is meant to be a representative selection of short stories, old and new, previously published in book form or so far uncollected, covering roughly thirty years of time during which the author has been writing and publishing short fiction.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385190947
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1985
  • Pages: 528

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: An Evening Performance 1
King of the Mountain 15
What's the Purpose of the Bayonet? 30
The Strong Man 47
September Morn 53
The Rarer Thing 58
The Sleeping Beauty 66
The Witness 78
Don't Take No for an Answer 83
The Rivals 93
A Game of Catch 107
The Gun and the Hat 118
Thus the Early Gods 131
Lion 144
Time of Bitter Children 159
The Test 170
The Victim 184
Good-bye, Good-bye, Be Always Kind and True 194
The Old Army Game 207
Farmer in the Dell 220
My Picture Left in Scotland 227
Love Is a Cold Kingdom 243
Unmapped Country 261
More Geese than Swans 272
Texarkana Was a Crazy Town 288
A Wreath for Garibaldi 307
Pretty Birdie 319
Bread from Stones 332
Wounded Soldier 349
The Last of the Spanish Blood 359
Song of a Drowning Sailor 373
Sweeter than the Flesh of Birds 388
The Insects Are Winning: I. The Moth 399
The Insects Are Winning: II. At Least They'll Have Candlelight 413
Last of the Old Buffalo Hunters 426
What's the Matter with Mary Jane? 433
A Record as Long as Your Arm 444
Epilogue: Noise of Strangers 467
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