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  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisher: BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (November 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886157790
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886157798
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stephanie Powell Watts teaches at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. "Unassigned Territory" from this collection received the Pushcart Prize and a citation from Best American Short Stories. Two stories from the book appeared in Best New Stories from the South anthologies. Watts's work has appeared in Oxford American, New Letters, African American Review, and elsewhere. A former Jehovah's Witness minister born and raised in Lenoir, North Carolina, she holds the PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has received the Southern Women Writers Conference's emerging writer of the year award in fiction.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michelle D. Boone on October 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
Loved, loved, loved this book of short stories. So much happens in each story. Its so much southern heartbreak and goodness. Will be sending this book out to a few people for Christmas. It's been several months since I finished this book, but some of the scenes and outcomes come back to me and I ponder them. This book also just won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Hudson on December 11, 2012
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This short story collection explores the lives of African American families on the edge of survival, misery, and transcendence, in the rural and urban places of central and western North Carolina. The writing is moving, engaging, and fresh, and the topic is fascinating. Watts explores fictional worlds never documented before quite this way--the life of a young woman responding to her brother's release from jail, the life of a young Jehovah's Witness preacher, the lives of children separated from parents by divorce or trauma. A new exploration of the south, a Finalist in the coveted PEN/Hemingway Award for 2012. This is a book worth reading if you love fine writing! A writer to watch.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Jones on August 12, 2014
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Terrible book. The short stories are way too aspect.
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