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Inhaltsangabe: Ghost Traps is a collection of twelve stories about characters who are on the edge and under duress, individuals backed against a wall as they try to free themselves from their own limitations, habits, and destructive desires.
In the title story, Harper learns to fish from a man whose son is ?catching hell? in the Korean War. When the son returns, he begins stealing lobsters from Harper?s traps, and Harper, out of a sense of obligation and guilt, teaches him to fish, vainly hoping it will help the man put together the pieces of a life that war shattered. In ?The Connoisseur,? a wealthy collector on an archeological dig in the Himalayan foothills realizes he ?knows how to stay out of jail, charge rent, build hotels, and pass Go,? but has not spiritual life. Unlike his guide, a Sherpa, who could remain content with nothing but the Himalayas, the collector finds himself wanting in all but material success.
Whether they win or lose, Robert Abel?s characters make the best of circumstance with creativity, wit, passion, and endurance. In ?Lawless in New York,? Professor Alice Reinquist, the sole woman in her university?s delegation to an academic conference, maintains her sense of humor by thinking of Wonder Woman?s Gold Lasso, which makes ?even the most cunning of evildoers unable to prevaricate.? Tracey Wynn, a woman who considers herself on loan to her aloof boyfriend, keeps her options open by always leaving a portion of her neck exposed because she ?cannot stand being closed in by anything and because she knows it invites at least a fantasy kiss.? In ?Appetizer,? a man fishing in Alaska resourcefully asks two hungry grizzly bears, ?How much love can $600 worth of salmon buy??
Although many of these characters inhabit a world in which the bottom is about to fall out, they invariably find good reason?and courage?to take the next treacherous step. From the salty waters of Cape Cod Canal to the mountains of Tibet; from a Puerto Rican pub to an elegant New York bar where ?Susan Sontag and Norman Mailer had no doubt insulted each other,? Ghost Traps is filled with people hustling for survival and fighting for identity in a world reluctant to give anyone an even break.
Inhaltsangabe: Collection of twelve stories with characters who are on the edge, under duress, and backed against a wall as they try to free themselves from their own limitations, habits, and destructive desires.
Buchbeschreibung University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, USA, 1991. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. CG2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and label on the top, right, and bottom outside paper edges and the front free endpaper plus there is a large patch of glue staining on the front free endpaper from a pocket. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of twelve short stories by a noted writer of the form. They are about individuals backed against a wall as they try to free themselves from their own limitations, habits, and destructive desires. This collection is a winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SCW12102
Buchbeschreibung University of Georgia Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2643581734
Buchbeschreibung University of Georgia Press, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89269688
Buchbeschreibung University of Georgia Press, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0820312525
Buchbeschreibung University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA & London, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good-. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Printing. Slight foxing to the top page ends. ; DJ is in a mylar cover. ; 8.80 X 5.76 X 0.95 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 256949
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Georgia Pr, Athens, 1991. hardcover. Buchzustand: fine copy in fine dust jacket. [First Edition]. 8vo 8 3/4"x 5 3/8". cocoa-brown cloth w/ lettering in silver; grey endpapers; 12 stories,152 pgs; illus dust jacket w/ black & tan lettering, author photo by Charles Abel on rear flap. quotes by Valerie Martin & Jay Neugeboren on back cover. jacket design by Ted Trinkaus. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 137
Buchbeschreibung University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 128237
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808203125213.0
Buchbeschreibung Hardcover; First Printing. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Hardcover. University of Georgia Press, 1991. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 036392
Buchbeschreibung University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: fine. First Edition. hardcover, 152 pages. INSCRIBED and signed by the author to poet Dan Gerber. Bump to top corner of front cover, still a tight fine copy in a fine dust jacket which is now covered in mylar. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 698