Dancing by the River: Stories

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Frederic C. Beil, 2005 - Fiction - 181 pages
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This is a superb collection of stories about the fascinating complexities of life in a small community. Marlin Barton is a masterful observer of family relations and the idosyncratic logic that governs human lives. His writing does not call attention to itself---it is simple, powerful, and so fluid that it seems almost effortless.

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About the author (2005)

Marlin Barton has published two collections of short stories, The Dry Well and Dancing by the River, and two novels, A Broken Thing and The Cross Garden. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The Best American Short Stories.

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