Scar Vegas: And Other Stories

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Harcourt, 2000 - Fiction - 215 pages
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With explosive narrative skill, Tom Paine pulls you into the worlds of a cross-dressing Army general, a confused lowlife being offered an incredible opportunity, and a despairing man whose mother hates him for no reason. Paine's stories feature exotic locales and take you on adventures you never imagined. His work has been published in the New Yorker, Playboy, Harper's, and Zoetrope and has received O. Henry awards, prizes from the Boston Review and Pushcart, and a National Magazine award, and has been optioned for film productions. Like Ernest Hemingway, Robert Stone, Richard Ford, and Russell Banks, Tom Paine grips the reader with his passion and vision.

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Right off the bat I have to tell you "General Markman's Last Stand" is a devastating story, devastating but (and this is a big but), not without hope. General Markman is about to retire from his ... Read full review

SCAR VEGAS: and Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A debut collection of tough, angry tales about American arrogance and the world's woes. While the plots of some of the stories feel forced, the anger never does. "Will You Say Something, Monsieur ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Tom Paine is a graduate of Princeton and the Columbia M.F.A. program. His book of short stories, Scar Vegas, was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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