Living on the edge: fiction by Peace Corps writers

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Curbstone Press, Apr 1, 1999 - Fiction - 317 pages
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Living on the Edgecontains seventeen remarkable stories by writers who served in the Peace Corps, including well-known authors such as John Coyne, John Givens, Norman Rush and Paul Theroux, as well as work by exciting emerging authors like Mark Jacobs and Marnie Mueller. All these stories reflect the impact the Peace Corps experience had on former volunteers who write across cultures in the literary tradition of Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, and Paul Bowles. Each author has included a commentary on how he or she came to write the anthologized story.

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User Review  - Tuck - Goodreads

some really good short stories, fiction, mostly about africa, which is a particular interest of mine at this time. some good authors to investigate plus paul theroux, he has a story, he served in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nisha - Goodreads

Might be worth a re read. I read it before going to Peace Corps as part of my "prep". Read full review


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About the author (1999)

John Coyne was twelve when he became a caddie at Midlothian Country Club, south of Chicago, Illinois. At sixteen he was promoted to caddie master, which even today he considers the most demanding work he has ever done. After graduating from Saint Louis University, he served with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and did a stint as dean of students at a New York college before becoming a full-time writer. Since then he has written more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, and while he has edited three books on golf instruction, this is his first novel about golf, his lifelong passion. Today, in addition to writing, he is working at a college again and edits the Web site He lives in Pelham Manor, New York, with his wife and son. 

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