Half in Love: Stories

Half in Love: Stories by Maile Meloy 0743246853 9780743246859
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Lean and controlled in their narration, abundant and moving in their effects, Maile Meloys stories introduce a striking talent. Most are set in the modern American West, made vivid and unexpected in Meloys unsentimental vision; others take us to Paris, wartime London, and Greece, with the same remarkable skill and intuition.In Four Lean Hounds, ca. 1976, two couples face a complicated grief when one of the four dies. In Ranch Girl, the college-bound daughter of a ranch foreman must choose which adult world she wants to occupy. In A Stakes Horse, a woman confronts risk and loss at the racetrack and at home. And in Aqua Boulevard -- winner of the 2001 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction -- an elderly Parisian confronts his mortality. Meloys command of her characters voices is breathtaking; their fears and desires are deftly illuminated. Smart, surprising, and evocative, Meloys brilliantly observed stories fully engage the mind and heart.

Author: Maile Meloy

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 174

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2003-06-17


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