Fire Ants: And Other Stories

Front Cover
NewSouth Books, 2007 - Fiction - 332 pages
1 Review
Publisher's Weekly hailed the "wit and subtlety" in Gerald Duff's fiction as "simply satisfying as a tall cold one on a hot Gulf Coast afternoon," and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazetter said "Gerald Duff's dialogue is among the best being written, and his sense of the absurd is Portis-like." This new collection of short stories by the author of Coasters (2001) features the Ploughshares Cohen Prize-winning story "Fire Ants."

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Banoo - LibraryThing

There is no stopping point of advantage between the two parts of your life, the before and that which is coming. All that is is now, a little word and a narrow place where you must stand and one which ... Read full review

Selected pages


Fire Ants
A Mouth Full of Money
Bad Medicine
The Anglers Paradise FishCabin Dance of Love
A Perfect Man
Believing in Memphis
The Apple and the Aspirin Tablet
The Officer Responding
The Road to Damascus
Maryland My Maryland
The Bliss of Solitude
Charm City
Texas Wherever You Look
The Way a Blind Man Tracks Light

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Gerald Duff is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast, and has taught literature and writing at Vanderbilt University, Kenyon College, and Johns Hopkins University. The title story of Fire Ants won the Cohen Prize from Ploughshares Magazine, was cited in Best American Short Stories, and republished in The Editors' Choice: New American Stories. His novels have been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Prize, an Edgar Allan Poe Award, an International eBook Award, and a Texas Institute of Letters Award. He has published two collections of poetry, A Ceremony of Light and Calling Collect, and six novels, including Indian Giver, That's All Right, Mama: The Unauthorized Life of Elvis's Twin, Memphis Ribs, and Coasters and Fire Ants from NewSouth Books.

Bibliographic information