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Falling backwards : stories of fathers and daughters
Frangello, Gina.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Hourglass Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 300 pages ; 23 cm
Waltzing the cat / Pam Houston -- The minor wars / Kaui Hart Hemmings -- Papa who wakes up tired in the dark / Sandra Cisneros -- The other daughter / Antonya Nelson -- The problem of human consumption / Steve Almond -- Mr. Sweetly Indecent / Bliss Broyard -- Night train / Tony Houghton -- In a cold climate / Ashley Shelby -- Lone stars / Lan Tran -- The girl in the flammable skirt / Aimee Bender -- Sinners / Joan Corwin -- Pepper hunt / Kate Blackwell -- Everything's going to be so good / Lisa Stolley -- Smash & grab / Michael Knight -- Brave girl / Peter Ho Davies -- Green cubes / Amy Day Wilkinson -- Dry falls / Heather Brittain Bergstrom -- Myself as a delicious peach / Heather Sellers -- Falling backwards / Dan Chaon.
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PS648.F36 F25 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Nineteen vivid and compelling stories explore the often charged and tender relationship between a daughter and her father. Includes such notable authors as Pam Houston, Sandra Cisneros, Aimee Bender, Antonya Nelson, Bliss Broyard, Heather Sellers, Steve Almond, Peter Ho Davies, Dan Chaon and others, along with exciting new discoveries. Guest editor Gina Frangello of the award-winning Other Voices magazine, with foreword by Elissa Schappell of Tin House and Vanity Fair. With its universal family theme, Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters is sure to meet a big reception, reaching out from its literary origins to embrace a broad readership with these beautiful and challenging stories.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Nineteen writers explore the electric relationship between fathers and daughters in the anthology Falling Backwards, edited by Gina Frangello and with a foreword by Elissa Schappell. Although familiar themes of sexuality surface, few stories are wholly dark, nor are they mired in single issues like abuse, drunkenness or abandonment. In "Waltzing the Cat," Pam Houston creates a poignantly comic father-daughter-cat triangle, and Dan Chaon's title story peels away nuanced regrets and unnerving memories by telling the story in reverse. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved