Scar Vegas: stories

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Harcourt, Oct 5, 2000 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Featuring ten stunning stories, Scar Vegas grips the reader with breathtaking, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly entertaining narratives set on a bedrock of piercing political consciousness and clear-eyed reportorial vision. From a teenage anarchist to a Marine Corps general, Tom Paine's passionate characters make the kind of heartbreaking decisions that crackle with moral-and spiritual-consequences. And with each story Paine displays his mastery of language and nuance, flowing effortlessly from drug culture dialect to the clipped English of a Romanian migr. With stinging wit and unmatched skill, Tom Paine will "startle you with the muscular vigor of his prose and the ability to tell a tale that sucks you in and won't let go from start to finish" (Newsday).

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Contents

Will You Say Something Monsieur Eliot?
1
General Markmans Last Stand
18
Scar Vegas
40
Copyright

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Gordon S. Wood has been a professor of history at Brown University since 1969. In 1993, he won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Radicalism of the American Revolution. His most recent book is "The American Revolution, published by Modern Library Chronicles. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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