Secret Lives: Stories

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Southern Methodist University Press, 2003 - Fiction - 223 pages
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Catherine Browder's second story collection is characterized by its striking range of narrative voices. In Silver Maple, a sheriff's wife is jailed for threatening a work crew preparing to cut down her beloved maple; in Plzza Man, a Ukrainian emigre learns the hard way about the perils of his new delivery job; and in Fusada the Archer, an American woman married to a Japanese businessman apprentices herself to a traditional archer.

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About the author (2003)

Catherine Browder is the author of two previous fiction collections, The Clay That Breathes (Milkweed) and Secret Lives (SMU Press). A playwright and actress who grew up in the Midwest, she has lived in England, Japan, Taiwan, and studied at the University of Michigan, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also taught. She has held an NEA fellowship in fiction, and her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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