Fair. No Jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. The hard cover has ligh shelf wear with soiling...Spine cock. bowed boards.........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by..
New in fine dust jacket. SHIP DAILY from NJ w/tracking; GIFT-ABLE AS NEW FIRST, NEW w/DJ NEAR NEW (hugs bottom spine) AS SHOWN THIS COVER. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 219 p. Audience: General/trade.12069 12069--The economic blight that has devastated southeastern Connecticut's old industrial towns forms the backdrop for this debut collection about the problems of blue-collar workers in hard times. Sternberg's direct prose slowly reveals his characters' dilemmas while subtly acknowledging the emotional ramifications of those dilemmas. Most of his protagonists are middle-aged white men caught in the backwash of sudden layoffs, business failures and the effects of a bad economy on those around them. The title story concerns Brunet, an assistant manager of a trucking fleet who loses his house to a fire and his car to the thieves whose specialty gives the town its unique moniker. ``Moose'' probes the problems of a trash inspector at the local landfill who gets shot by one of his customers, who's caught trying to dump out-of-town garbage. Different emotional ground is explored in ``Broken Violin, '' about an investment banker whose mother's local concert performance forces her to confront her own limitations. While Sternberg's style vaguely recalls such blue-collar heroes as Raymond Carver and Larry Brown, his distinctive voice and approach make this a noteworthy debut. First serial to the New Yorker. (July)
B/W Patterned Endpapers. Near Fine in J Near Fine jacket. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. 1994. F First Edition. H Hardcover. Near Fine. Slight rubbing to jacket; else a near fine copy as issued. , 219 pages. Author's first book; series of 10 short stories concerning working class people in a Connecticut factory city. Notable for jacket blurbs by Veronica Geng and Jim Shepard.
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