Princeton University Library Catalog

The old and the lost : collected stories / by Glenn Blake.

Author:
Blake, Glenn [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
227 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
" 'I was born in a land of bayous, raised between rivers,' Glenn Blake writes. 'There is a place in Southeast Texas where two rivers meet and become one. There is a long bridge over these waters, and as you drive across, you can look to the south and see where the Old River and the Lost River become the Old and the Lost. You can look out as far as you can see and watch this wide water become the bay.' These collected stories are set in the swamps, bayous, and sloughs of Southeast Texas, a countryside that is subsiding--sinking inches every year beneath the waves. The characters who inhabit Blake's haunting landscape--awash in their own worlds, adrift in their own lives--struggle to salvage what they can of their hopes and dreams from the encroaching tides" -- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Return fire -- Degüello -- Old river -- The bottom -- Hazard -- How far are we from the water? -- Chocolate bay -- Westerns -- When the gods want to punish you -- Thanksgiving -- Open season -- Marsh -- Shooting stars -- The old and the lost.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Fiction.
ISBN:
  • 9781421421032 ((paperback ; : alkaline paper))
  • 1421421038 ((paperback ; : alkaline paper))
  • ((electronic book))
LCCN:
2016007279
OCLC:
946770276
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