Becker, Geoffrey Dangerous Men
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1995 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine
Winner of the 1995 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Charles Baxter). In these tightly drafted stories, Becker creates a wide variety of distinct voices, peculiar characters, and odd settings, with tantalizing emphasis on loneliness, loss, and the ever-present struggle to find one's place in the world. Many of the pieces incorporate music into the storyline. Madison Smartt Bell has said "Geoffrey Becker has a musician's ear for the lives he listens to; these stories are precisely nuanced, and true to their time. "