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The twelve stories in Bukoski's third collection are both a dirge and an homage to a passing way of life for the East End neighborhood of Superior, Wisconsin. "Hurry, our closing is imminent," a priest in the single remaining Catholic church exhorts a Polish emigre seaman at the start of a confession. Without a spiritual or economic focus, Superior's Polish American residents create new places to worship--in a roadside confessional manned by an entrepreneurial junkman, deep below the city's streets in the basement of middle-aged twin spinsters, in a seedy lakeshore cafe where reports of a long-sleeping youngster create a neighborhood tourist attraction.
Despite their failures and the crumbling of their world, Bukoski's characters survive with wry humor, dignity, and grace.
Title: Children of Strangers: Stories
Categories: Short Stories,
Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press: 1993-10-01
ISBN Number: 0870743643
ISBN Number 13: 9780870743641
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 8.00 Item
Seller ID: 004869
Description: Very Good Condition: One erased notation otherwise unmarked. Tight binding. Minor visible cover wear and outer soil. Used paperback book copy of Children of Strangers: Stories by Anthony Bukoski. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1993. Printed in the United States of America. 187 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 22 cm. Fiction stories on Polish-American themes previously published separately in this volume: 1 The Temperature in January, 2 The Perimeter of Light, 3 Mrs. Burbul, 4 A Chance of Snow, 5 Country of Lent, 6 Old Customs, 7 Children of Strangers, 8 Tango of the Bearers of the Dead, 9 Durum Wheat, 10 Jalousie, 11 The Polkaholics, 12 The Tomb of the Wrestlers, 13 The River of the Flowering Banks, 14 An Essay on Language. Anthony Bukoski is a Polish-American author from Superior, Wisconsin. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!