From Publishers Weekly
includes The Names and Faces of Heroes and Permanent Errors , as well as several stories not previously collected.
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From Library Journal
The 50 stories in this massive volume include works from two much earlier collections ( The Names and Faces of Heros , LJ 6/15/63, and Permanent Errors , LJ 8/70), plus a number of unpublished or uncollected stories from later years. The author explains in a preface that for 20 years he concentrated on novels, including the award-winning Kate Vaiden ( LJ 12/86). The stories have a strong autobiographical lilt, depicting childhood in North Carolina and family relationships. Some of the family stories are dark and violent; in "Son," for instance, an abusive father tries to explain his failure as a parent to his son. Others are more wistfully nostalgic: "Uncle Grant" recalls the itinerant old black man who did yard work for a boy's family and was, for a time, his closest companion. All in all, a significant collection of American short fiction.- Ann H. Fisher, Radford P.L., Va.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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