Isolation and Other Stories

Isolation and Other Stories

by Robert Greer, Jeff Hall 3rd
     
 

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Stories about today�s United States and the people living in them: all ages, all colors, all shapes, all sizes, all locations.

Robert Greer, author of the CJ Floyd mystery series, The Devil�s Hatband, The Devil�s Red Nickel, The Devil�s Backbone, and Limited Time (a medical thriller), lives in Denver, where he is a practicing surgical

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Stories about today�s United States and the people living in them: all ages, all colors, all shapes, all sizes, all locations.

Robert Greer, author of the CJ Floyd mystery series, The Devil�s Hatband, The Devil�s Red Nickel, The Devil�s Backbone, and Limited Time (a medical thriller), lives in Denver, where he is a practicing surgical pathologist, research scientist, and Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He also edits the High Plains Literary Review, reviews books for National Public Radio, and raises Black Baldy cattle on his ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is currently at work on his fifth novel, Heat Shock, a new medical suspense thriller.

Editorial Reviews

Bostonia
"[I]n settings from Texas to Chicago, from L.A. to an Irish bar in South Boston, individuals separated from the mainstream by race, poverty, or youth seek their way into it, revenge on it, or both. Most of the stories end with the same optimism-the best way to deal with a dismal present.—
Michael Salkind
Greer demonstrates a keen ear for the way people talk, and a gift for capturing slices of indigenous life in small-town America...[H]e succeeds in making us forget we're reading a book...[T]he stories in this book achieve the goal of taking us into their times and places.—The Colorado Springs Independent
Sybil Downing
A short story has been compared with a flare in the sky that for a brief moment lights up one portion of the world and the lives of a few people caught in its glare. The stories in Robert Greer�s Isolation and Other Stories [do] just that. Twelve stories in all, they are set in big cities, little towns, an isolated ranch. The characters are sometimes white, sometimes black. With only one exception, the recurring theme is the power of friendship, love, forgiveness and humor.
Denver Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888570472
Publisher:
Davies Group Publishers, The
Publication date:
06/15/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Marianne Wesson
Isolation and Other Stories offers perfectly focused portraits of characters at once ordinary and astonishing. You never feel as though you�re reading; the experience is of eavesdropping on moments of unsullied authenticity. Nothing at all � certainly not Robert Greer�s artful language � screens the objects of your fascination from your desire to see them and to know them. The robust skill that makes possible this transparency wishes for nothing more than not to be noticed, but justice requires us to deny this modesty its wish. And so I will say: �Robert Greer is an artist of remarkable gifts, and they are nowhere more (or should I say less) in evidence than in this satisfying collection�.
— (Marianne Wesson, author of A Suggestion of Death)

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