American Masculine

American Masculine

Stories

Book - 2011
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The American West has long been a place where myth and legend have flourished. Where men stood tall and lived rough. But that West is no more. In its place Shann Ray finds washed up basketball players, businessmen hiding addictions, and women fighting the inexplicable violence that wells up in these men. A son struggles to accept his father's apologies after surviving a childhood of beatings. Two men seek empty basketball hoops on a snowy night, hoping to relive past glory. A bull rider skips town and rides herd on an unruly mob of passengers as he searches for a thief on a train threading through Montana's Rocky Mountains. In these stories, Ray grapples with the terrible hurt we inflict on those we love, and finds that reconciliation, if far off, is at least possible.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781555975883
1555975887
Branch Call Number: FIC RAY 2011
Characteristics: xii, 185 pages ; 21 cm

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In stark chiseled prose, these award-winning stories depict lives as harsh and rugged as their wild surroundings, mixed with the struggles of hard men whose brute strength often proves to be their greatest weakness. (Fiction)


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