Flights in the Heavenlies : Stories
The setting is clearly California: San Francisco, the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierras. The characters are varied: a middle-aged clairvoyant, a fifteen-year-old who finds three million dollars, an ex-priest, a sheep rancher, a cook, a nun. The problem, often, is love.Ernest Finney plunges us into the lives of his characters at moments of vulnerability, when they face astonishing choices that are sometimes comic, sometimes poignant, sometimes deadly. In lean, direct writing that expertly conveys each voice, he gives us flesh-and-blood people who continue to surprise us, right up to the end.
- Paperback | 179 pages
- 135.4 x 202.4 x 14.2mm | 258.78g
- 01 Mar 1996
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
Table of contents
Flights in the heavenlies -- Agents of grace -- The money tree -- Stepsister -- Double smart -- Talus.