In these eleven short stories by a true master of the form, Grant Tracey guides us across a wide expanse of time and place but always deep into the interior lives of the characters we encounter. From 1918 New York to 1971 Toronto to contemporary Cedar Falls, Iowa - instantly we become involved in the complex relationships of movie actors, college professors, school custodians, teenagers, housewives - always firmly and richly enmeshed in their cultures via copious allusions to history, literature, cinema, TV, and the slang that punctuates their spot-on dialogue. Final Stanzas is a tour de force by a writer who is always mindful of his craft and attentive to the minutest of details.
|Publisher:||Twelve Winters Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)|
About the Author
Grant Tracey, twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has published nearly fifty short stories, and three previous collections of fiction: Lovers & Strangers, Parallel Lines and the Hockey Universe, and Playing Mac: A Novella in Two Acts, and Other Scenes. He has been the fiction editor of the North American Review for over fifteen years, and he is a professor of English at University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches film and creative writing. In addition to his writing, editing and teaching, Grant has acted in over twenty community theater productions.