Wet Places at Noon

Wet Places at Noon

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Abbott's community is pure Americana, a wild world inhabited by gloriously street-smart smartasses: overeducated, underemployed men mourning for the confident women who have left them—or have they?—but knowing that equally confident women are just around the corner—or are they? His urgent, maximalist style allows their exhilarating voices to be heard and remembered.  
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 124.46 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • 1587298139
  • 9781587298134
  • 2,544,727

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"Abbott writes like a fallen angel. These are wild, vibrant stories, caustic and sardonic, wildly funny and bitter as grief, full of passion and perfidy. As his characters crash through burnt-over landscapes and tune into 'the talk talked by worms,' they bring us an odd kind of hope." - Andrea Barrett"
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About Lee K. Abbott

Lee Abbott is Humanities Distinguished Professor in English at Ohio State University. His latest collection, All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories, was published in 2006.
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Rating details

36 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 47% (17)
4 28% (10)
3 14% (5)
2 8% (3)
1 3% (1)
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