Elbow Room: Stories

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Ballantine Books, 1993 - Fiction - 286 pages
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A beautiful collection of short stories that explores blacks and whites today, ELBOW ROOM is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.
Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.
"Mr. McPherson is one of those rare writers who can tell a story, describe shadings of character, and make sociological observations with equal subtlety." -- The New Yorker

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When I saw that the Pulitzer prize winning author James Alan McPherson was currently teaching at the school I may attend in the fall (the University of Iowa), I decided it was time I got around to ... Read full review

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Besides being a great book Elbow Room arrived very quickly was in perfect condition and was a great price. I had difficulty finding this book elsewhere so overall I had a great experience buying this item. Read full review

Contents

Like Country Music
9
The Story of a Dead Man
32
The Silver Bullet
56
Copyright

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Pulitzer Prize winner and Guggenheim Fellow James Alan McPherson was born in Savannah, Georgia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. In a writing career that spans forty years, McPherson has been a contributor to many publications, including The Atlantic, Esquire, and Playboy, and was the editor of Double Take magazine. He is a professor of English at the University of Iowa.

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