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The Spot: Stories (edition 2010)
by David Means
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865479127, Hardcover)
The Spot is an old blacksmith shed in which three men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery.
The Spot is at the bottom of Niagara Falls, where the body of a young girl floats as if caught in the currents of her own tragic story.
The Spot draws thirteen new stories together into a masterful collection that shows David Means at his finest: at once comically detached and wrenchingly affecting, expansive and concise, wildly inventive and firmly rooted in tradition. Means’s work has earned him comparisons to Flannery O’Connor (London Review of Books), Alice Munro, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac (Newsday), Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson (Chicago Tribune/NPR), Denis Johnson (Entertainment Weekly), Poe, Chekhov, and Carver (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), but the spot he has staked out in the American literary landscape is fully and originally his own.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:29 -0400)
Presents a collection of thirteen stories, including "The Botch," in which three robbers meet in an abandoned shed to figure out how their attempted robbery went wrong.
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