Aquaboogie: A Novel in Stories

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Milkweed Editions, 1990 - Social Science - 195 pages
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Describes the lives of the people of Rio Seco, including the wife of an old miner suffering from black lung disease, a schoolboy worried about his self-destructive older brother, and a Black art student working to pay his tuition

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User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

More like snapshots in time... well done. Read full review

Review: Aquaboogie: A Novel in Stories

User Review  - Hans - Goodreads

After spending time with the Antoine and Picard families, I'm continuing to explore Susan Straight's Rio Seco by heading back to her first volume of stories. Straight gives us an entire community to ... Read full review


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Novelist and short story writer Susan Straight graduated from Amherst College in 1984. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of California in Riverside. Aquaboogie, her first collection of short stories, won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and was one of Publishers Weekly's best paperbacks (1990). I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots was named one of 1992's best novels by both Publishers Weekly and USA Today. It was also a New York Times Notable Book.

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