Eloquence Amazon Ingram
Title Invite
Imprint University Of Iowa Press
ISBN-10 1587296926
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ISBN-13 9781587296925
Author Pourciau, Glen
Format Trade Paper
# Pages 120
List Price $16.00
Pub Date 10/15/2008
Last Import Date 02/14/2013 N/A N/A
Sales Rank N/A N/A
Intense inner and outer monologues resonate through the lives of Glen Pourciau’s characters. We hear the voice of a man who will not stop talking, the voice of a man who does not want to talk, the voice of a man stunned into silence by his sudden awareness of a desire he did not know he felt, and the voice of a man struggling to accept his imminent death.

Inhabiting an outwardly bland landscape that overlays internal questions and recurring confusion, the narrators of these ten intensely felt stories strive to understand their varied predicaments. Conflicts with neighbors arise, troubling memories return, suspicions and fears lead people into isolated corners as distances open up inside them and around them. And in those open spaces, the sometimes humorous, sometimes obsessive voices continue their quest. In the final story, “Deep Wilderness,” the voices seem to fragment as a family comes apart.

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