The Coast of Chicago: Stories

March 16, 2004|
The Coast of Chicago: Stories by Stuart Dybek
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The stolid landscape of Chicago suddenly turns dreamlike and otherworldly in Stuart Dybek's classic story collection. A child's collection of bottle caps becomes the tombstones of a graveyard. A lowly rightfielder's inexplicable death turns him into a martyr to baseball. Strains of Chopin floating down the tenement airshaft are transformed into a mysterious anthem of loss. Combining homely detail and heartbreakingly familiar voices with grand leaps of imagination, The Coast of Chicago is a masterpiece from one of America's most highly regarded writers.

Stuart Dybek is the award-winning author of Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, I Sailed with Magellan, and Brass Knuckles, a volume of poetry. A professor of English at Western Michigan University, he lives in Kalamazoo.
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Title:The Coast of Chicago: StoriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.3 X 5.57 X 0.54 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.3 X 5.57 X 0.54 inPublished:March 16, 2004Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312424256

ISBN - 13:9780312424251

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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