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By the acclaimed author of THE MISSING and THE CLEARING, 23 scintillating tales of small kindnesses, big decisions and secret lives.

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Born and raised in Louisiana, Tim Gautreaux lives there still with his family. His stories have been published in Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Zoetrope, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories, and collected in two volumes. Acclaimed as 'one of the best writers to have emerged in the 1990s' by Kirkus Reviews, his first novel, THE NEXT STEP IN THE DANCE, won the 1999 SEBA Book Award, and was followed in 2003 by the highly acclaimed THE CLEARING. In 2005, he was awarded the John Dos Passos Prize. His latest novel, THE MISSING, was published in 2009.

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Tim Gautreaux portrays a man s world of action in lean, clean verbs worthy of Hemingway in a setting as richly descriptive as Conrad. - Canberra Times'An author who deserves to be far better known' - Canberra Times'Tim Gautreaux is an effortless storyteller in the mould of an Annie Proulx and, like her, he applies the simplest of phrases to create the most profound effects. - Weekend Gold Coast BulletinThis outstanding collection marks Tim Gautreaux as one of the best short story writers anywhere...it is magnificently enjoyable reading - Annie Proulx, GuardianTim Gautreaux deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams. Scintillating...unforgettable - Mail on SundayThis man is a wonderful writer . . . I can honestly say I love to read his stories. He never exaggerates, never manipulates the reader's affections, but nonetheless he always captures the heart. - James Lee BurkeStartling and redemptive . . . These stories suggest . . . that to be alive means being open to grief and accident, chance and wonder - Chicago TribuneFinely balanced, sweet, and gritty - San Francisco Chronicle

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