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 "Pizza 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 grew up in many different places in a family that hosted many foreign visitors. She studied in England and later worked in Taiwan and Japan. She attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop and completed an M.A. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The recipient of a fiction fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she has had stories published in Prairie Schooner, American Fiction, and Kansas Quarterly. Her first story collection, The Clay That Breathes, was published in 1991. She lives with her husband in Kansas City, Missouri.

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