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Author Nelson, Kent, 1943-
Title Short stories. Selections
The spirit bird : stories / Kent Nelson.
Imprint Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.

Author Nelson, Kent, 1943-
Series Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Subject Short stories.
Description 1 online resource.
Summary "The flight path of The Spirit Bird traces many landscapes and different transitory lives. A young man scratches out a living from the desert; a woman follows a rarely seen bird in the far reaches of Alaska; a poor single mother sorts out her life in a fancy mountain town. Other protagonists yearn to cross a racial divide, keep developers from a local island, explore their sexuality, and mourn a lost loved one. The characters in this collection are compelled to seek beyond their own horizons, and as the stories unfold, the search becomes the expression of their desires. The elusive spirit bird is a metaphor for what we've lost, for what we hope for, and what we don't know about ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents Alba -- The spirit bird -- Race -- La Mer de l'Ouest -- The Hotel Glitter -- Who is Danny Pendergast? -- The man at Quitobaquito -- Seeing desirable things -- The graceless age -- The path of the left hand -- La garza del sol -- Joan of dreams -- The beautiful light -- My crazy father.
ISBN 9780822980223 (electronic bk.)
0822980223 (electronic bk.)
9780822944362 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0822944367
OCLC # 890750164
Additional Format Print version: Nelson, Kent, 1943- Spirit bird : stories. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2014 318 pages Drue Heinz Literature Prize. 9780822944362


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