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Title:
And fools of God : stories
Author:
Krawiec, Richard.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Greensboro, N.C. : Avisson Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
143 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Maggots, Infidelity, and the Oyster Roast -- Lovers --Betrayals-- Listening to Gay Boys Fight -- Troubles on Morning Glory Road -- Capitalism -- Accommodations -- Rituals -- Hardening of the Arteries -- Crashing -- Saving Saul -- The House of Women.
ISBN:
9781888105421
Format :
Book

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The 12 stories in this sensitive collection feature characters from the "wrong side of the tracks" who are afflicted by poverty, alcoholism, drug addiction, domestic violence, poor physical or mental health, petty crime, false hope, racism, homophobia, and misogyny. Krawiec (Faith in What?) skillfully depicts how people become part of a vicious cycle as both victims and victimizers: unable or unwilling to pull themselves up by the bootstraps they pull others down to their own level of misery. Moments of hope occur when these characters reach out beyond their own immediate concerns to practice simple compassion, as in "Hardening of the Arteries" wherein an ailing, aged Holocaust survivor is "adopted" as the grandmother of a Cambodian family. Krawiec challenges us to rise above our fears and prejudices to love others even when they make it difficult to do so. Recommended for public and academic libraries.DJim Dwyer, California State Univ., Chico (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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