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Half in Love: Stories

  • Author:Maile Meloy
  • Publisher:Scribner
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $14.00
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  • Seller:mightymounts
  • Sales Rank:357,806
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:176
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):5.3 x 0.4 x 8
  • Publication Date:June 17, 2003
  • ISBN:0743246853
  • EAN:9780743246859
  • ASIN:0743246853
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Lean and controlled in their narration, abundant and moving in their effects, Maile Meloy's stories introduce a striking talent. Most are set in the modern American West, made vivid and unexpected in Meloy's unsentimental vision; others take us to Paris, wartime London, and Greece, with the same remarkable skill and intuition.
In "Four Lean Hounds, ca. 1976," two couples face a complicated grief when one of the four dies. In "Ranch Girl," the college-bound daughter of a ranch foreman must choose which adult world she wants to occupy. In "A Stakes Horse," a woman confronts risk and loss at the racetrack and at home. And in "Aqua Boulevard" -- winner of the 2001 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction -- an elderly Parisian confronts his mortality. Meloy's command of her characters' voices is breathtaking; their fears and desires are deftly illuminated. Smart, surprising, and evocative, Meloy's brilliantly observed stories fully engage the mind and heart.

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