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The shell collector : stories

Author: Anthony Doerr
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this astonishingly assured, exquisitely crafted debut collection, Anthony Doerr takes readers from the African coast to the suburbs of Ohio, from sideshow pageantry to harsh wilderness survival, charting a vast and varied emotional landscape. Like the best storytellers, Doerr explores the human condition in all its manifestations: metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts. Most
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Doerr
ISBN: 0743212746 9780743212748 0142002968 9780142002964 9781439190050 1439190054
OCLC Number: 47054787
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Fiction) 2003
Winner of Discover Great New Writers (Fiction) 2002
Description: 219 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The shell collector --
The hunter's wife --
So many chances --
For a long time : this was Griselda's story --
July fourth --
The caretaker --
A tangle by the rapid river --
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A prize-winning young writer's finely crafted and imaginative debut takes readers from the African coast to the suburbs of Ohio in a fiercely beautiful language.  Read more...
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Tom Franklinauthor of "Poachers"Anthony Doerr's "The Shell Collector" is, quite simply, amazing. Not since Rick Bass's "The Watch" has a first collection roamed so far in both language and landscape, Read more...

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