Bear and His Daughter

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HMH, May 14, 1998 - Fiction - 240 pages
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From a National Book Award winner, “a volume of short stories that belongs alongside Raymond Carver . . . brilliant, moving, often gloriously funny” (The San Francisco Chronicle).

The stories collected in Bear and His Daughter span nearly thirty years—1969 to the present—and they explore, acutely and powerfully, the humanity that unites us. In "Miserere," a widowed librarian with an unspeakable secret undertakes an unusual and grisly role in the anti-abortion crusade. "Under the Pitons" is the harrowing story of a reluctant participant in a drug-running scheme and the grim and unexpected consequences of his involvement. The title story is a riveting account of the tangled lines that weave together the relationship of a father and his grown daughter.
 

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Contents

Contents
ABSENCE OF MERCY
PORQUE NO TIENE PORQUE LE FALTA
HELPING
UNDER THE PITONS
AQUARIUS OBSCURED
BEAR AND HIS DAUGHTER
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About the author (1998)

Robert Stone (1937–2015) was the acclaimed author of eight novels and two story collections, including Dog Soldiers, winner of the National Book Award, and Bear and His Daughter, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, Prime Green, was published in 2007.

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