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The shell collector : stories

Author: Anthony Doerr
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Doerr
ISBN: 0743212746 9780743212748
OCLC Number: 47054787
Description: 219 p. ; 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 --
Mkondo.
Responsibility: Anthony Doerr.

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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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