Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories

Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories

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ISBN-13: 9780820344904
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Series , #29
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 209,875
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Melinda Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and raised California. She received her MA from UC Davis and her PhD in English and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. In addition to winning the Flannery O'Connor Award, her book Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories won the Maurice Prize, was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Conjunctions, Cimarron Review, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. She was named a 2011 "5 Under 35" writer by the National Book Foundation and is currently a 2012–2013 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.

Nancy Zafris, the current series editor for the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, is the former fiction editor for the Kenyon Review and a Flannery O’Connor Award winner for her short-story collection The People I Know. She is also the author of two novels, Lucky Strike and The Metal Shredders.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Trigger 1

The Mannequin in Soldotna 3

The Weight of You 17

Us Kids 33

This One Isn’t Going to Be Afraid 43

Point MacKenzie 53

Miners and Trappers 65

Bite 81

Some Other Animal 89

Mr. Fur Face Needs a Girlfriend 107

They Find the Drowned 125

What You Can Endure 137

The Last Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show 147

Resources 157

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