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In the Devil's territory : stories

Author: Kyle Minor
Publisher: Westland, MI : Dzanc Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A schoolteacher escapes East Berlin at night, swimming the Spree River three times carrying elderly relatives on her back, so she can make her way to West Palm Beach, Florida, and "ruin the lives of fifth grade boys." A young husband reckons with the likelihood that his wife's troubled pregnancy will end with her death before Christmas. A preacher bathes his ill and elderly mother, not knowing that she has mistaken  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Fictional literature
Detective and mystery fiction
Short stories
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle Minor
ISBN: 9780979312366 0979312361
OCLC Number: 225874050
Notes: "Including 'A day meant to do less, ' a Best American Mystery Stories 2008 selection."--Cover.
Description: 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: San Diego County Credit Union poinsettia bowl party --
Day meant to do less --
Love story --
Goodbye Hills, hello night --
Navy man --
In the Devil's territory.
Responsibility: Kyle Minor.
Local System Bib Number:
.b29925654

Abstract:

A schoolteacher escapes East Berlin at night, swimming the Spree River three times carrying elderly relatives on her back, so she can make her way to West Palm Beach, Florida, and "ruin the lives of fifth grade boys." A young husband reckons with the likelihood that his wife's troubled pregnancy will end with her death before Christmas. A preacher bathes his ill and elderly mother, not knowing that she has mistaken him for the long-lost cousin she watched murder his brother in her father's tobacco field. In six stories that read like novels in miniature, Kyle Minor plumbs the depths of human mystery, where they meet our kindnesses and our cruelties, our generosities and our pettiness.
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