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The Fires

The Fires( )
Author: Cheuse, Alan
ISBN:978-0-9819661-3-7
Publication Date:May 2008
Publisher:Santa Fe Writers Project
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $.99
Book Description:

Finely-honed portraits of hope and change, these two novellas are linked so skillfully that they achieve the intensity of a single novel in which some characters succeed and others fail on separate but equally compelling quests. In "The Fires," Gina Morgan makes a pilgrimage to Uzbekistan to carry out her husband's final wish--to be cremated--only to find herself entirely at sea in the strange new reality of the former Soviet republic, while in "The Exorcism," Tom Swanson begins to...
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Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.953 x 7.917 Inches
Book Weight:0.497 Pounds
Author Biography
Cheuse, Alan (Author)
Alan Cheuse was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on January 23, 1940. He graduated from Rutgers University and returned to receive a doctorate in 1974 after traveling abroad. He taught creative writing and literature at George Mason University from 1987 until his death. He also led fiction workshops at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in California.

During his lifetime, he published 12 books and delivered thousands of commentaries on NPR. His books included The Bohemians: John Reed and His Friends Who Shook the World, The Light Possessed, To Catch Lightning, and Prayers for the Living. He spent more than 25 years with NPR, contributing book reviews, profiles, and commentary to All Things Considered. Beginning in 1981, he reviewed an estimated 1,600 books and provided annual recommendations of summer and Christmas reading, as well as commentary on notable writers. He was known for championing the work of younger writers and independent publishers. He died from injuries sustained in a car accident on July 31, 2015 at the age of 75.

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