The Way People Run: Stories

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Random House, Dec 31, 1998 - Fiction - 209 pages
In "The Way People Run," chosen by Robert Stone for the 1992 Best American Short Stories volume, a man goes west to find a new job and, out of the framework of the familiar, loses his hold on his family and his old life. In "Something Important," Peter Ramsey undertakes a reunion with his long-lost brother, and discovers that his wife is in love with someone else. In "Things Left Undone," chosen by Tobias Wolff to appear in the 1994 Best American Short Stories, a young couple tries to survive a tragedy.

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Christopher Tilghman's second collection of short fiction compares well to his first, In a Father's Place, published nine years earlier. Mining the same territory (geographical and emotional ... Read full review


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Separation anxiety and strong emotion repressed almost to the point of suffocation are the constants that are analyzed—with sometimes excessive precision—in this otherwise impressive gathering of ... Read full review


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Christopher Tilghman is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer's Award, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, the writer Caroline Preston, and their three sons.

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