Rescue Missions

Rescue Missions

Stories

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
In a new compilation of short fiction, the award-winning late author of North introduces a variety of characters who seek to save or comfort another in such works as the title story, narrated by a man who runs an upstate New York rescue mission and who attempts to save a young woman from her brutal boyfriend.

Norton Pub
Stories of mercy and need among lovers, family, and friends by "one of our very best short-story writers" (Anne Beattie).
The war in Iraq is present in some of these stories, and so are the domestic wars; and, in every case, a character seeks to comfort or to save someone. "The Rescue Mission" is narrated by a man who runs a rescue mission out of a trailer in upstate New York. In his attempt to save a young woman from the brutality of her boyfriend, he is forced to confront the reality of his own mother's death. In "Good to Go," an estranged couple try to save their grown son from the scars of war. Physical love, familial love, the need to give comfortand the need for comfortare themes skillfully rendered by a master of the short story whose achievements have been acknowledged with the PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit for lifetime achievement in the short story.

Blackwell North Amer
In this last, posthumous work about mercy and need among lovers, family, and friends, Frederick Busch returns to the short story. The war in Iraq features in some of these stories, and so do the domestic wars; in every case a character seeks to comfort or save someone. "The Rescue Mission" is narrated by a man who runs a rescue mission out of a trailer in upstate New York. In his attempt to save a young woman from the brutality of her boyfriend, he is forced to confront the reality of his own mother's death. In "Good to Go" an estranged couple tries to save their grown son from the scars of war. "Metal Fatigue" works almost like a play, emerging from the spaces in between the lines, where the connections or near misses of spoken language take place.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393062526
039306252X
Characteristics: 316 p. ; 22 cm

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