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Ate it Anyway

By: Allen, Ed

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4428

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award. In the limbo bounded by rebellion and resignation, belonging and solitude, Ed Allen's middle-Americans see, to be either freely adrift or uncomfortably vested in an exit strategy wholly inadequate for their circumstances. These sixteen darkly humorous stories guage the tension between what we realy feel and what we outwardly express, what we should do and what we manage to get done. View more info

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Ice Age

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3015

ISBN: 0820322431

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's debut has been SIGNED by Robert Anderson on the title page! Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The ten stories in this collection lead us across a wide range of settings, from rural Texas to 1930s Spain to a Gulf War hospital. Praise by Library Journal "Dreams, fantasies, eccentric characters, and bizarre situations figure large.Publishers Weekly "This challenging, eclectic debut collection of 10 stories turns the world as we know it inside out." Kirkus Reviews "Brilliantly imaginative debut collection of ten stories.Anderson ima... View more info

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Ice Age

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 3017

ISBN: 0820322431

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The ten stories in this collection lead us across a wide range of settings, from rural Texas to 1930s Spain to a Gulf War hospital. Praise by Library Journal "Dreams, fantasies, eccentric characters, and bizarre situations figure large.Publishers Weekly "This challenging, eclectic debut collection of 10 stories turns the world as we know it inside out." Kirkus Reviews "Brilliantly imaginative debut collection of ten stories.Anderson imagines a multitude of worlds and an unforgettable assortment of people." View more info

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The Evening News

By: Ardizzone, Tony

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Athens: University of Georgia [1986].: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 3425

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. This is a Review Copy with Slip and Publishers' Material laid-in. Tony Ardizzone writes of the moments in our lives that shine, that burn in the dim expanse of memory with the intensity and vivid light of the evening news. The men and women in these stories tend to arrange their days, order their pasts, plan their futures in the light of such moments, finding epiphanies in the glowing memory of a father's laugh or a mother's rpeated story, in a broken date or a rained-out ball game. View more info

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Curled in the Bed of Love

By: Brady, Catherine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4429

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. To read these stories is to feel the incessant tug between devotion and desire that can unmake even the closest couple. All eleven stories are set in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in true Left Coast style, their characters are as resolute in evading middle-class conformity as they are in clinging to their illusions about love. View more info

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Large Animals in Everyday Life

By: Brenner, Wendy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7073

ISBN: 0820317942

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The eleven stories in Wendy Brenner's debut story collection concern people who are alone or feel themselves to be alone: survivors negotiating between logic and faith who look for mysterious messages and connections in everyday life, those sudden transformations and small miracles that occur in mundane, even absurd settings. View more info

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Mother Rocket: Stories

By: Ciresi, Rita

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7082

ISBN: 0820315087

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. "Mother Rocket" is a collection of seven stories peopled with characters who walk the fault line between assured self-knowledge and dangerous self-deception. Whether facing new beginnings or some sort of ending, the characters in these imaginative and intense stories manage to keep their spirits, dreams, and humor miraculously intact despite the reverberations of experience. View more info

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Survival Rates

By: Clyde, Mary

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4570

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The author's debut collection of stories. The desert Southwest is a constant presence in these stories, populated with frightening javelinas, black widows, coyotes that eat cats, boulders that can crush cars. The characters are pioneers, some of whom share the author's Morman heritage. View more info

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Living With Snakes

By: Curley, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7084

ISBN: 082030767X

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In Daniel Curley's stories, passionate rage and cool, clear hatred alter the terms of even the most basic human relationships, etching odd patterns on the surface of the natural world - a man applies the methods of Mata-Hari to the task of keeping track of his ex-wife; the victim of a pickpocket plots psychological revenge on the criminal population of a Mexico City bus line; a spurned lover summons all his strength and courage to liberate a roomful of snakes held captive by his rival. View more info

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Silent Retreats: Stories by Philip F. Deaver

By: Deaver, Philip F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7094

ISBN: 0820309818

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Caught in the muddle of modern life, their eyes frozen in a gaze at the middle distance, the characters in "Silent Retreats" search, down roads well-paved by custom or dotted with the absurd, for a means of escape, of refuge, of diversion. View more info

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The Melancholy of Departure

By: Depew, Alfred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7077

ISBN: 0820314056

Condition: Fine


WINNER OF THE FLANNERY O'CONNOR AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION. Filled with sharp dialogue, engaging characters, and offbeat detail, the twelve stories collected in "The Melancholy of Departure" describe an outsider's world of longing, disillusion, and survival, where hope is found in unexpected places and understanding comes from unlikely sources. View more info

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The Flannery O'Connor Award: Selected Stories

By: East, Charles (Edited By)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4801

Condition: Fine


A tribute to the art of the short story and an anthology of some of today's most exciting writers, this tenth anniversay volume brings together one story from each of the twenty-one winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Including some of the most memorable stories published in this country during the last decade, "The Flannery O'Connor Award" is a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story, as well as testimony to the vitality of the genre. This is a Review Copy with the slip laid-in. View more info

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Rough Translations

By: Giles, Molly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, University of Georgia Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7083

ISBN: 0820307440

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Molly Giles writes of the missed connections in life amd the rough translations that we employ when we try to convey, through words and gestures, what we are thinling and what we want from our loved ones. Crease to inside of front jacket accounts for the grading of "near fine." View more info

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The Quarry: Stories by Harvey Grossinger

By: Grossinger, Harvey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7081

ISBN: 0820318965

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. At the heart of this collection of five short stories and the title novella is the powerful interconnection between parents and children, nostalgia and memory, and the collective emotional intimacies and transactions that configure human behavior. View more info

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The Consequences of Desire

By: Hathaway, Dennis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7076

ISBN: 0820314757

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The stories collected in "The Consequences of Desire" describe a modern urban society in its extraordinary complexity, its often apparent absence of fixed values, and its resistence to easy understanding. Set mainly in California, these stories portray a world where dreams come into conflict with reality, where perception fills the spave between truth and fiction, logic and emotion, fantasy and disaster. View more info

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Under The Red Flag

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6145

ISBN: 0820319392

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of the Uncorrected Page Proof that has been SIGNED and dated 11/16/99 by Ha Jin on the title page! Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. A small first printing of reportedly only 3,000 copies. The twelve stories in "Under The Red Flag" take place during China's Cultural Revolution. The New York Times Book Review called this work "A compelling collection of stories, powerful in their unity of theme and rich in their diversity of style." Ha Jin went on to win the 1999 National Book Award for "Waiting". View more info

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Under The Red Flag

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6147

ISBN: 0820319392

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy that has been SIGNED and dated by Ha Jin on the title page! Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. A small first printing of reportedly only 3,000 copies. The twelve stories in "Under The Red Flag" take place during China's Cultural Revolution. The New York Times Book Review called this work "A compelling collection of stories, powerful in their unity of theme and rich in their diversity of style." Ha Jin went on to win the 1999 National Book Award for "Waiting". View more info

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Break Any Woman Down: Stories

By: Johnson, Dana

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7085

ISBN: 0820323152

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In "Break Any Woman Down," Dana Johnson explores race, identity, and alienation with unflinching honesty and vibrant language. Hip and seductive, her stories often feature women discovering their identities through sexual and emotional intimacy with the men in their lives. View more info

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The Edge of Marriage

By: Kaplan, Hester

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4573

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In nine stories of tension-filled choices, difficult awakenings, and ironic twists, characters in "The Edge of Marriage" ride the wavering line between commitments and promises. Full of conflict, betrayal, manipulation, and indecision, these stories portray men and women on the brink of defeat and drastic change. View more info

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The Boys Of Bensonhurst

By: La Puma, Salvatore

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, University of Georgia Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 1923

ISBN: 0820308919

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. "The Boys of Bensonhurst," set in Brooklyn at the eve of World War II, recreates a culture thick with tradition, locked in the eerie power of the Church, and peopled most spectacularly by "guys under their fedoras," mobsters who live and die by a code as strong as religion. View more info

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Sky Over El Nido

By: Mayo, C.M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 294

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the author’s debut. Many of the stories in "Sky Over El Nido" are set in Mexico—but nowhere near the gringo's manana-land of mariachis and margaritas. In a style that ranges from stripped-back, get-to-the-point narrative to lush and sensuous poetry, C.M. Mayo's strangely beautiful yet disturbing stories reveal a sophisticated urban Mexico still rooted in its past as it is jet-propelled into the future. Publishers' Review Materials laid-in. View more info

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Low Flying Aircraft.

By: McNally, T.M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 2323

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award in 1990. Dustjacket praise by Ron Carlson states "Low Flying Aircraft is that rare thing - a book to read and reread." The author's debut, this is a collection of inter-related stories in which one life is equally capable of influencing another "under a sky the size of history." Spanning a period of fourteen years, the voices in this collection describe a world of uncertain borders, where individuals are sustained by "thin, brief moments of direction." View more info

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The Nature of Longing: Stories

By: Miller, Alyce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7080

ISBN: 0820316741

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The eight stories in "The Nature of Longing" move beyond conventional boundaries of race and gender to explore the universal desire to belong. Avoiding easy answers, Alyce Miller probes the overlapping worlds of blacks, whites, gays, and straights, all caught in the ordinary human struggle to connect with parents, spouses, lovers, friends, and children. View more info

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Source of Trouble: Stories

By: Monroe, Debra

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7086

ISBN: 0820312460

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. "The Source of Trouble" is a collection of ten stories about love, sex, and marriage in a world where happiness is half-heartache, dreams dwindle to disaster, and infidelity becomes just another way to extend the family. View more info

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The Expendables

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1557

ISBN: 0395686792

Condition: Fine


SIGNED by Antonya Nelson. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction - the author was recently named by The New Yorker Magazine to it's list of "20 Writers For The 21st Century". She was also named a Regional Finalist in Granta's List of Young American Authors in 1996. Her debut collection of stories - Raymond Carver said at the time ".we see clearly what it is that the best young writers have to offer - a kind of pizzaz." View more info

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A Brief History of Male Nudes in America

By: Nelson, Dianne

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4770

Condition: Fine


This copy has been warmly inscribed on the front free end paper as "For ., Best wishes for your education at A.S.U. Good wishes for many good reads. Love, Diane 11/93". Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In these stories, Dianne Nelson illuminates that vast territory of pleasure and pain created within modern families. Ranging in setting from a restaurant in St. Louis to the rain-soaked streets of San Francisco, from a boisterous family reunion beneath the broad Kansas sky to a ranch in Utah where a young father dreams of becoming a movie star, these fifteen stori... View more info

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The Imaginary Lives of Mechanical Men

By: Nelson, Randy F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7090

ISBN: 0820328456

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The mechanical men in these narratives - Industrial Age holdovers, outsiders in want of relevance and respect, or overwhelmed people who confuse the certainties of one reality with the doubts of another - are cut-off in some way from contemporary culture. View more info

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The Invention of Flight

By: Neville, Susan

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7079

ISBN: 0820307068

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Susan Neville combines a sift for language with a subtle eye and a fine instinct for character. All of the stories in this unusual first collectionstick in the reader's mind long after he has read them View more info

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The Necessary Grace to Fall

By: Ochsner, Gina

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7078

ISBN: 0820323144

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. These eleven stories take us from the Czech Republic to Alaska, from Siberia to West Texas as they stakes out territories straddling the border between life and death. In such wildly inventive ways, Gina Ochsner gives us new means to think about how the dead remain among us and how we can find beauty and solace even in graceless times and places. View more info

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Winter Money: Stories

By: Plattner, Andy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7088

ISBN: 0820319589

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The ten stories in "Winter Money" are set in rural Kentucky and West Virginia, in dim horse racing and river towns. The men in Andy Plattner's stories are tough and uncertain, the women independent and disappointed, but they are strong-willed and high-spirited, always believing there's a better life, just over the horizon, after the next race. View more info