Faces and Voices: Tales

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Bird Dog Pub., 2006 - Fiction - 232 pages
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Fiction. "In Larry Smith's FACES AND VOICES, the work of telling stories is the work of both healing wounds and shaping the world..After you read these stories, you will take a closer look at the waitress who refills your coffee, the man who cashes your check at the bank, the couple in the car that passes you on the secondary highway. What these monologues, letters and phone calls share is an urgency; with only the bare truth to guide them, Smith's characters struggle to make some sense in the world, and through telling their stories, they succeed"-Bonnie Jo Campbell. Smith's Family Matters: Poems of our Families, and Milldust and Roses: Memoirs, are also available from SPD.

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Larry Smith is a native of Mingo Junction, Ohio, in Appalachia's Panhandle region of the Ohio River Valley. A graduate of Mingo Central High School, Muskingum College, and Kent State University, he has authored seven books of poetry, a book of memoirs, three books of fiction, two biographies of authors Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kenneth Patchen, and two books of translations from the Chinese. Now a professor emeritus of Bowling Green State University's Firelands College, he is the director of The Firelands Writing Center there and of Bottom Dog Press. Smith has received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Fulbright Lectureship in American Literature to Italy. He and his wife Ann are the parents of three adult children, and live along the shores of Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio.

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