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Under the Wheat
     

Under the Wheat

by Rick DeMarinis
 

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In Under the Wheat a collection of powerful, irreverent short stories. Rick DeMarinis puts a bend in the world to give us a long hard look at characters who embody on a grand scale the psychological and spiritual deformities in our culture."--New York Times Book Review • Winner of the 1986 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

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In Under the Wheat a collection of powerful, irreverent short stories. Rick DeMarinis puts a bend in the world to give us a long hard look at characters who embody on a grand scale the psychological and spiritual deformities in our culture."--New York Times Book Review • Winner of the 1986 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

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Library Journal - Library Journal
DeMarinis, author of five books of fiction, is this year's winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. In his story ``The Smile of a Turtle,'' an archetypical salesman is selling a fisheye lens for a front door peeper. The lens distorts vision``puts a bend in the world''and this narrowed vision is characteristic of DeMarinis's stories; his landscapes as well as his characters are stretched, flattened. DeMarinis is generous with external detailsthe clothes his people wear, the cars and trucks they drive, the houses they inhabit, all the props of their empty livesand he writes with verve and authority. His stories are often very funny but they are also sad and empty, as sad and empty as his characters. Marcia Tager, Tenafly, N.J.

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ISBN-13:
9780880011495
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1987
Series:
Drue Heinz Literature Prize Series
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.52(d)

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