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The Boys House: New & Selected Stories
The Boys House: New & Selected Stories Jim Heynen 0873514130 9780873514132 Sixty-four new and selected tales spanning more than twenty years in the career of a modern master of the short story. These sixty-four sharply hon
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The Boys House: New & Selected Stories by Jim Heynen

Sixty-four new and selected tales spanning more than twenty years in the career of a modern master of the short story. These sixty-four sharply honed stories, selected by the author from more than twenty years of work, showcase Jim Heynens equal mastery of terse, elegant prose and old-style country wit and wisdom. Every tale is an unerring slice from the lives of a group of farm boys, each full of mischief and witness to the worlds tiny miracles. They make coat sails to carry them down a frozen road, teach a three-legged dog to shake hands, build a house from the junk grown-ups throw away, but they also rescue pigs from an unexpected blizzard, feed apples to a blind pony, and learn the songs of different birds. Along the way, they encounter an unforgettable cast of characters: the goose lady, the girl at school with six toes, the man who kept cigars in his cap, Spitting Sally, their crazy Uncle Jack, and dozens more. Heynens stories, as uniquely American as those of Mark Twain or Sherwood Anderson, are ribald fun, but, like all good country tales, they are also filled with surprises and unexpected, deeper implications. For this book Heynen has written twenty new stories and revised many of those tales originally published in his first two collections, both now unavailable.

Author: Jim Heynen

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 208

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

Publication Date: 2001-08-01

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ISBN: 0873514130


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