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Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea - Gideon Bosker


Stories by the Sand and Sea

Paperback Published: 8th May 2000
ISBN: 9781569246368
Number Of Pages: 332

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J. D. Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," John Cheever's "Goodbye, My Brother," Doris Lessing's "Through the Tunnel": These and dozens of other beloved stories share the beach as their setting. In fact, it is remarkable how many of the finest writers have set stories and novels in whole or in part at the beach -- and how often they use this locale to explore the great themes of love, loss, death, family, and redemption. Beach brings together, for the first time, the very best of this literary tradition, including stories, novel excerpts, and narrative nonfiction.

Introductionp. xi
"the marginal world" from the Edge of the Seap. 1
"the largest theme park in the world"p. 9
"mexico"p. 19
"lifeguard"p. 39
from american beachp. 47
"a change of scene"p. 57
"the midnight love feast"p. 81
from the autobiography of my motherp. 97
"through the tunnel"p. 109
"black boy"p. 121
"the beach umbrella"p. 129
"i read my nephew stories"p. 155
"goodbye, my brother"p. 173
"a floor of flounders"p. 199
"learning to swim"p. 213
from the strangerp. 233
"the duel"p. 243
"great barrier reef"p. 253
"perfection"p. 275
from turtle turtlep. 289
from cannery rowp. 297
"the lady with the pet dog"p. 305
About the contributors and editorsp. 325
Acknowledgmentsp. 329
Permissionsp. 331
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ISBN: 9781569246368
ISBN-10: 156924636X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 8th May 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.8  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.52