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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Turtle Point Press (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933527404
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933527406
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #823,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Creston Lea was born in New Hampshire in 1971. His stories have appeared in DoubleTake, Open City, and W.W. Norton's 25 and Under: Fiction. He lives in Vermont with his wife and young daughter. There, he builds electric guitars under the name Creston Electric Instruments. WILD PUNCH is his first collection of stories.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Former VT reader on April 25, 2010
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You will remember Lea's characters long after you've finished Wild Punch. They are authentic, sometimes
down on their luck and life, but getting through their circumstances the best they can. For those that
love northern Vermont and New Hampshire, especially those who just vacation here, read Wild Punch to get
a sense for the every day people that live here. This book is as much about the setting and place, as it is the characters. Great short stories and I'm looking forward to his next book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alexander C. Sanger on April 8, 2010
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Creston Lea's stories exude the authenticity of a North Country place that the 212ers drive by without a glance on their way to Ben & Jerrys land. His characters, men mostly, disconnected except from their next beer or next odd job, struggle to keep it going, often failing. Life isn't harsh, it's just the way it is. Creston Lea takes you there. You won't forget the journey.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 3, 2010
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Creators of one thing can be creators of others. "Wild Punch" is a collection of short stories from Creston Lea, a builder of instruments. An artistic man, he creates stories driven by compelling characters and his themes are strong which inspire much in the way of wisdom. For lovers of short fiction, "Wild Punch" seems to be an ideal pick, and a strong addition to any short fiction collection.
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Creston Lea's stories leave you breathless. In a few quick words he brings to life his characters, their emotions, their frailties, and their despair, and sometimes their redemption. This isn't a wild punch, it's a knockout.
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