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Street Games: Stories (Paperback)

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By Rosellen Brown, Frederick Busch (Introduction by)
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"Her gifts are limitless.... Rosellen Brown can do anything with language."—Cynthia Ozick

"All the stories in this remarkable cycle of stories are assigned an address. Each is also a separate life, yet part of the larger life that a neighborhood is; [this book] is an artist's inhabiting of other lives out of love, compassion, anger, and pain. Like the neighborhood, the stories are various. The mother of a damaged child tells us, 'I know how he dreams me. I know because I dream his dreams.' A male bureaucrat laments, 'I am too bored to move. No man can leave his wife for reasons like these....' In these stories, Rosellen Brown is Anglo, Puerto Rican, African American, Caucasian, male, female, parent, child. That is the artist's responsibility, the being of so many. Furthermore, it is a brilliantly written book that, in a period of fiction sniffing and snorting at itself, reminds us how the first rate will not go away."—from the foreword by Frederick Busch

About the Author

Rosellen Brown is the author of the best-selling novel Before and After as well as Half a Heart, Civil Wars, and others. She lives in Chicago.

Frederick Busch (1941–2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing’s emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393322071
ISBN-10: 0393322076
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 17th, 2001
Pages: 224
Language: English

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