I Am Dangerous: Stories

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996 - Fiction - 209 pages
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In this new collection of thirteen short stories, O. Henry Award-winning author Greg Johnson displays all the wit, irony, and insight into human relationships his readers have come to expect.

After a family argument, a teenaged boy takes refuge in a backyard tree--until his drunken father decides it's time to get him down. A close-knit, working-class family experiences new pressures when a troubled uncle comes home from the "hospital." Entering a darkened theater for an afternoon matinee, a young man recovering from a failed romance unwittingly sits down next to the only other member of the audience. And a Key West honeymoon seems eerily innocent until the past catches up with the bride and groom.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A third collection from Johnson (Distant Friends, 1990, etc.) offers 13 tight, knowing, well-told stories. The tales are set in the New South, a land of fallen aristocrats and upstart money. It's this ... Read full review


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Greg Johnson is the author of two previous volumes of short fiction, Distant Friends, for which he was named 1990 Georgia Author of the Year, and A Friendly Deceit, which is also available from Johns Hopkins. He has published a novel, a collection of poetry, and three volumes of literary criticism. He is professor of English at Kennesaw State College.

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