Reasons For And Advantages Of Breathing: Stories by Lydia Peelle

Reasons For And Advantages Of Breathing: Stories

byLydia Peelle

Paperback | July 21, 2009

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"Lydia Peelle has given us a collection of stories so artfully constructed and deeply imagined they read like classics. It marks the beginning of what will surely be a long and beautiful career." —Ann Patchett

In Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing, Lydia Peelle brings together eight brilliant stories—two of which won Pushcart Prizes and one of which won an O. Henry Prize—that peer straight into the human heart. In startling and original prose, she examines lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the natural world.

Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing conveys an almost Faulknerian ache for the pre-modern South, for a landscape and a way of life lost to the ravages of money and technology.

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Lydia Peelle was born in Boston. Her short stories have appeared in numerous publications and have won two Pushcart Prizes, an O. Henry Award, and been twice featured inBest New American Voices. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Title:Reasons For And Advantages Of Breathing: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:July 21, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061724734

ISBN - 13:9780061724732

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“[The stories] read like fully formed classics, as if Bob Dylan was rewriting the stories of Alice Munro. These are eight clear and precise gems, deeply rooted in Southern soil, and alive with every pore to heartbreak and possibility.”