Prime Number: 17 Stories from Illinois Short Fiction

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Ann Lowry Weir
University of Illinois Press, 1988 - Fiction - 326 pages
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The volumes in the Illinois Short Fiction series (four annually since 1975) have showcased outstanding work by some of the nation's best writers, many of whom have had stories included in the annual O. Henry, Best American Short Story, and Pushcart Prize anthologies. Prime Number serves as a compendium of the series, and as an appetizer for those who wish to sample the hundreds of stories in the fifty-two collections by individual writers.
 

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Contents

Indisposed
3
Bodies of the Rich
12
The Actes and Monuments
32
Pastorale
67
At the Fence
86
One More River
100
Billie Loses Her Job
113
Home Fires
140
Early Morning Lonely Ride
174
The Next Time I Meet Buddy Rich
187
The Red Dress
199
A New Life
216
Ladies Who Knit for a Living
232
Surviving Adverse Seasons
258
Birds in Air
303
The Two Sides of Things
312

The Christmas Wife
154

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