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eBook Stygo ePub

by Laura Hendrie

  • ISBN: 0684801116
  • Category: Womens Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Laura Hendrie
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scribner (November 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1447 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1220 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 599

Description

Laura Hendrie is an award-winning author of short stories and novels about people who struggle to survive at the edges of the modern American west. Her work Hendrie, Laura.

Aspen, MacMurray & Beck, 1994. Laura Hendrie is an award-winning author of short stories and novels about people who struggle to survive at the edges of the modern American west.

Winner 1995 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. I picked up this book when I noticed a posistive testimonial by Annie Proulx. Laura Hendrie dishes up stark tales of a miniscule, single-industry (sugar beets) Colorado town where dust and snow blow alternately, and people have little to do outside of work besides observe each other and play off their neighbors' mistakes.

by. Hendrie, Laura, 1954-. A slice of life in a small town. 1. Stygo at Night - 2. Armadillo - 3. Arroyo - 4. Corsage - 5. Walking the Dog - 6. What Lasts - 7. Calliope - 8. Something to Go by - 9. Dancing With Willa - Red Spot: Employee Availability Statistics. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

A nominee for a PEN/Hemingway Award, an acclaimed novel brings to life the quintessential-and quirky-American small town of Stygo, Colorado, where one man dreams of moving to Alaska and a woman dreams of love. 15,000 first printing. About the Author: Laura Hendrie lives in New Mexico where she helps to manage a stone yard and stone fabricating shop. She has a novel Remember Me published in the fall of 1999 by Holt.

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Laura Hendrie’s first book, Stygo, won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award, the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Fiction Award, and was one of three finalists cited for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her novel, Remember Me, was a Book Sense selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers selection, and a finalist for the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award

A nominee for a PEN/Hemingway Award, an acclaimed novel brings to life the quintessential--and quirky--American small town of Stygo, Colorado, where one man dreams of moving to Alaska and a woman dreams of love. 15,000 first printing.

Comments

The Rollers of Vildar The Rollers of Vildar
Good stories but not for everyone.
Dozilkree Dozilkree
I picked up this book when I noticed a posistive testimonial by Annie Proulx. Laura Hendrie dishes up stark tales of a miniscule, single-industry (sugar beets) Colorado town where dust and snow blow alternately, and people have little to do outside of work besides observe each other and play off their neighbors' mistakes. The book's structure is nine separate but related tales, each building on characters from a previous story. The grittiness of the high plains is palpable in the relentless but subtle style Hendrie uses to convey hard living by people on the fringe of society beyond Stygo. One of these people, Essie Angel, decides she never wants to see any more than the limited view from Stygo after she gets a taste of the making of TV talk shows in the aftermath of her 19-year-old brother's conviction for murder. Stygo is populated with children who stay under furniture or porches and steal candy compulsively. Depressing? Yes, but usefully so -- I am glad to peek safely into the flip points of view of small town life this book gave me, without having to live there. Publishers MacMurray & Beck contributed to a very beautiful and thoughtful presentation with illustrations at the beginning of each story, repeated individually throughout the "chapter."
Perdana Perdana
As Russell Banks said: "Stygo plays striking new changes on the old American themes of loneliness and the vast space that surrounds us . . ."
This novel and its characters are very memorable and the scenes really describe how it feels to live in the American West with snakes and dogs and drunks and dust and that longing for meaning. Hendrie really makes the landscape itself a character.
Unnis Unnis
Evocative, sad, profound, thought provoking