Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories

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Kent State University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 358 pages
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"Outlaws of the Purple Cow centers around the domains of Irish-American men and women in Pittsburgh." "Goran's evocative settings and narratives range from the supernatural to the humorous, from bawdy to richly detailed realism: the bewildering ceremony enacted on a suburban lawn on Good Friday; an inventory of the loves of a lifetime complied on scraps of paper and matchbook covers; the young man home on leave from the army who encounters a woman whose entire life is reflected in the wires holding together her threadbare Christmas tree; and the young man on the first day of his first job who delivers roses to a house where the homeowner has died since ordering the flowers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Jenny and the Episcopalian
3
Keeping Count
22
The Big Broadcasts
42
Adventurer
57
An Old Man and Three Wishes
78
OCasey and the Career
93
The Priest of Storms
117
A Guess on Good Friday
149
The Death of the Quaterback
208
Say Something to Miss Kathleen Lacey
226
Hello Goodbye
242
The Inheritance
263
THE DRUMS OF MORNING
279
Shannon Made of Sunlight and Bones
281
A Day at the Lake
291
Why He Never Left His Wife
307

UNNATURAL EXPECTATIONS
165
The Chorus Girl
167
Alias Eleanor Roosevelt
187
Caught
330
Outlaws of the Purple Cow
344
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About the author (1999)

Goran is a professor of English at the University of Miami.

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