Bear and His Daughter (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 14, 1998 - Fiction - 240 pages
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The stories collected in Bear and His Daughter span nearly thirty years - 1969 to the present - and they explore, acutely and powerfully, the humanity that unites us. In "Miserere," a widowed librarian with an unspeakable secret undertakes an unusual and grisly role in the anti-abortion crusade. "Under the Pitons" is the harrowing story of a reluctant participant in a drug-running scheme and the grim and unexpected consequences of his involvement. The title story is a riveting account of the tangled lines that weave together the relationship of a father and his grown daughter.

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User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

For many years, Stone's only collection of short stories. Intense! He is especially the master of the multi-character dialogue scene. Nobody does it like him--If I had to pick one writer to call the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marilyn Saul - Goodreads

I only read about half of the stories. I don't have any understanding of the drug scene and I do not know why people would deliberately take crack or meth, so I had no sympathy and, quite frankly, no desire to read about this disgusting segment of society. Read full review

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ROBERT STONE (1937-2015) was the acclaimed author of eight novels and two story collections, including Dog Soldiers, winner of the National Book Award, and Bear and His Daughter, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, Prime Green, was published in 2007.

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