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Baby Can Sing and Other Stories

Slater, Judith

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ISBN 10: 1889330353 / ISBN 13: 9781889330358
Editorial: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.: Sarabande Books, 1999
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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8vo. 184 pp. Trade paperback. Light wear. Author inscribed/signed on title page. N° de ref. de la librería 036624

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Título: Baby Can Sing and Other Stories

Editorial: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.: Sarabande Books

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Judith Slater's debut collection, "The Baby Can Sing and Other Stories," was selected by Stuart Dybek as the 1998 Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.

"The Baby Can Sing and Other Stories" introduces a writer who approaches the world at a surprisingly oblique angle. Judith Slater writes in a prose dance, dramatizing the lives of ordinary people who wonder what they can do to bring more passion into their lives, or at least less loneliness.

The characters in these stories are a diverse bunch-a floral clerk with aspirations of being a ballet dancer, a photographer volunteering to take the pictures at his ex-girlfriendOs wedding, a father playing the role of reluctant chaperon at his daughter's school dance-but all of them are alert to the moments of possibility, transcendence, and sometimes even magic that exist just under the surface of ordinary life.

Slater is unafraid to employ the surreal or absurd twist: in the title story, a woman creates a perfect baby in her mind; in "Phil's Third Eye," a chance encounter at a Laundromat ends in a bizarre battle of wills; in "Our New Life," a woman finds that her former therapist has decided to make the same drastic change in her own life as she had encouraged in her patient's, and a strange challenge is issued to decide who has taken the greater risk; the narrator of "Soft Money," worried about job security in the large corporation she works for, hits upon a unique solution to the problem of downsizing.

In vivid, witty prose, Judith Slater presents a world where people come together and make do, as they learn to live with the odd possibilities in life.

Judith Slater grew up in Oregon and received her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her stories have appeared in "Redbook, Seventeen, Greensboro Review, Sonora Review, American Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal," and "Colorado Review," among other magazines. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she lives during the academic year. She spends her summers in Ashland, Oregon.

"Judith Slater is a writer whose work rings true to experience: her observation of the world is keen, reported

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