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--Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever "Bringing the Devil To His Knees" brings to the reader exactly the right mix of wisdom and humility. The solutions these writers offer to problems of craft and presentation are hard-earned, and it is the difficult cost of their knowledge, and the clarity with which they explain it, that makes this such an important and helpful book. It's less How To than What If?, which seems to me the wisest and most practical tact for a book of this sort to take. I would put it on my bookshelf between other indispensable guides to fictional craft--Flaubert's Letters and Madame Bovary itself."
--Michael Parker, author of Towns Without Rivers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Peter Turchi is the author of a novel, The Girls Next Door, and a collection of stories, Magician, as well as a book of non-fiction. His stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and The Colorado Review, among other magazines. He is Director of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.