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Author Gills, Michael, 1960- author

Title The house across from the deaf school : stories / Michael Gills
Edition First edition
Published Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (149 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; The House Across from the Deaf School; Welcome to the Authentic Trail of Tears; Puercos Gordos; 27 Trap; Last Words on Lonoke; Eternally Yours; For the Poor Mothers with their Starving Children; For All We Know We May Never Meet Again; Earth's Last Night; Finisterre; Acknowledgements; Afterword; Back Cover
Summary "THE HOUSE ACROSS FROM THE DEAF SCHOOL, Michael Gills' third collection of short fiction, continues the life and times of Joey Harvell, whose stepfather, in 'Last Words on Lonoke, ' gives him a .30-06, tells him not to aim at anything he doesn't want to kill, and 'that's pretty much it for [his] gun safety lessons.' Later, in 'What The Newly Dead Don't Know But Learn, ' his uncle swims Joey and a group of fake cowboys across a creek on Camp Robinson, only a fisherman's trotline is stretched across the S-curve, and the result, like the book as a whole, is a hard fight there's no recovering from"--Provided by publisher
Notes Print version record
Subject Men -- Arkansas -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Stepfathers -- Arkansas -- Fiction.
Violence -- Fiction.
Arkansas -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Short stories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1680031066 (electronic bk.)
9781680031065 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Short stories. Selections