Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
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- Seller:Wisepenny Books
- Sales Rank:2,759,451
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
- Publication Date:August 1, 2005
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'When apple-picking season ended, I got a Job in a packing plant and gravitated towards short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit ...Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories can save you'.
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