The Burning Women of Far Cry: A Novel

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Penguin Books, 1986 - Fiction - 315 pages
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Jack's mother is restless. His sister can't decide which she prefers--sex or Einsteinian physics. His male influences are two consecutive crazy stepfathers, a conman employer, and an alcoholic friend and co-worker. Stuck in the strange town of Far Cry, Jack copes with the torments of adolescence.

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The burning women of Far Cry: a novel

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This work is meant to be a coming-of-age story about Jack, a shiftless young man in a very odd family. Its members include his seductive sister LaDonna, a brilliant would-be scientist; his mother, a ... Read full review


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Rick Demarinis is the author of numerous novels and short story collections including The Year of the Zinc Penny, The Mortician's Apprentice, A Clod of Wayward Marl, The Voice of America: Stories, His Borrowed Hearts: New and Selected Stories, and The Art and Craft of the Short Story. His short stories have appeared in several magazines and journals including Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, GQ, The Paris Review, and The Iowa Review. He has won many awards including the Drue Heinz Prize for short fiction, the Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Jesse H. Jones Award for fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Independent Publishers Award for the best book of short fiction. He has taught creative writing at the University of Montana, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso.

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