Wet Places at Noon

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University of Iowa Press, Nov 1, 1997 - Fiction - 204 pages
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Abbott's community is pure Americana, a wild world inhabited by gloriously street-smart smartasses: overeducated, underemployed men mourning for the confident women who have left them—or have they?—but knowing that equally confident women are just around the corner—or are they? His urgent, maximalist style allows their exhilarating voices to be heard and remembered.
 

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More salty, exuberant tales of modern men struggling to make sense of their lives, fighting the temptation to make self- destructive gestures ``of the spectacular and dreadful kind,'' by a writer with ... Read full review

Contents

The Way Sin Is Said in Wonderland
1
On Tuesday Nothing on Wednesday Walls
36
A Man Bearing Snow
62
The Human Use of Inhuman Beings
95
How One Becomes the Other
114
As Fate Would Have It
122
A Creature out of Palestine
139
The Talk Talked between Worms
155
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About the author (1997)

Lee Abbott is Humanities Distinguished Professor in English at Ohio State University. His latest collection, All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories, was published in 2006.

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