Faces and Voices: Tales

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Fiction. "In Larry Smith's FACES AND VOICES, the work of telling stories is the work of both healing wounds and shaping the world..After you read these stories, you will take a closer look at the waitress who refills your coffee, the man who cashes your check at the bank, the couple in the car that passes you on the secondary highway. What these monologues, letters and phone calls share is an urgency; with only the bare truth to guide them, Smith's characters struggle to make some sense in the world, and through...
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Overview


Fiction. "In Larry Smith's FACES AND VOICES, the work of telling stories is the work of both healing wounds and shaping the world..After you read these stories, you will take a closer look at the waitress who refills your coffee, the man who cashes your check at the bank, the couple in the car that passes you on the secondary highway. What these monologues, letters and phone calls share is an urgency; with only the bare truth to guide them, Smith's characters struggle to make some sense in the world, and through telling their stories, they succeed"-Bonnie Jo Campbell. Smith's Family Matters: Poems of our Families, and Milldust and Roses: Memoirs, are also available from SPD.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933964041
  • Publisher: Bottom Dog Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2006
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Smith

Larry Smith is a native of Mingo Junction, Ohio, in Appalachia's Panhandle region of the Ohio River Valley. A graduate of Mingo Central High School, Muskingum College, and Kent State University, he has authored seven books of poetry, a book of memoirs, three books of fiction, two biographies of authors Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kenneth Patchen, and two books of translations from the Chinese. Now a professor emeritus of Bowling Green State University's Firelands College, he is the director of The Firelands Writing Center there and of Bottom Dog Press. Smith has received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Fulbright Lectureship in American Literature to Italy. He and his wife Ann are the parents of three adult children, and live along the shores of Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio.
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Table of Contents


Part One

Leaving Home / 7

Turns / 11

Blue Moon Drive-In / 15

Rock & Rolling at the Hop / 23

Stock Girl / 31

Confessions of a Class Poet / 37

Dear Ohio Family / 39

Fish Fire / 43

Calling from the Wild / 47

Hungry Ghosts / 51

Woodstock Caf© / 53

The Session at the V.A. / 57

The Passage / 61

To the Landfill / 63

Part Two

It Takes a Worried Mind / 67

Rose's Hair / 71

Woman Voices / 75

Talking Things Out / 83

Down on the Rocks / 87

Rise Up Shining / 93

Part Three

Without a Song: Four Voices / 97

Lou's Garage / 105

At the Diner / 111

The Old Pacifist / 115

Cup of Coffee / 121

Room 43 Franciscan Care Center / 125

Still Riding / 129

About the Author / 133

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