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Author: Dale Peck
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BIC Subject: Short stories
 
Published: 05-Nov-2019
Format: Paperback, 216 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781641290821
Stock Code: 1290821
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Written over the course of twenty-five years, the stories in What Burns examine the extremes of desire against a backdrop of family, class, and mortality.

In Bliss, a young man befriends the convicted felon who murdered his mother when he was only a child. In Not Even Camping Is Like Camping Anymore, a teenaged boy fends off the advances of a five-year-old his mother babysits. And in Dues, a man discovers that everything he owns is borrowed from someone else-including his time on earth.

Walking the tightrope between tenderness and violence that has defined Peck's work since the publication of his first novel, Martin and John, through his most recent, Night Soil, What Burns reveals Peck's mastery of the short form as well as the novel.Written over the course of twenty-five years, the stories in What Burns examine the extremes of desire against a backdrop of family, class, and mortality.

In Bliss, a young man befriends the convicted felon who murdered his mother when he was only a child. In Not Even Camping Is Like Camping Anymore, a teenaged boy fends off the advances of a five-year-old his mother babysits. And in Dues, a man discovers that everything he owns is borrowed from someone else-including his time on earth.

Walking the tightrope between tenderness and violence that has defined Peck's work since the publication of his first novel, Martin and John, through his most recent, Night Soil, What Burns reveals Peck's mastery of the short form as well as the novel.
Dale Peck is the author of fourteen books in a variety of genres, including Visions and Revisions, Martin and John, Hatchet Jobs, and Sprout. His fiction and criticism have appeared in dozens of publications, and have earned him two O. Henry Awards, a Pushcart Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He lives in New York City, where he has taught in the New School's Graduate Writing Program since 1999.
 
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