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Same Place, Same Things

Stories

Tim Gautreaux

Picador

Set largely in rural Louisiana, Tim Gautreaux's masterful debut story collection follows men and women whose ordinary lives reach a point of rupture, a moment when convention gives way to crisis and everything changes: A drunken train engineer charges toward disaster, a father borrows and old airplane to chase down his daughter's kidnapper, a young man falls in love with a voice on the radio. Written with humor, suspense, and a powerful affection for humanity in all its wild forms, Same Place, Same Things is the first great work by a master of the form.

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Praise for Same Place, Same Things

"This man is a wonderful writer. . . . I can honestly say I love to read his stories. He never exaggerates, never manipulates the reader's affections, but nonetheless he always captures the heart."--James Lee Burke

"Moving and memorable . . . The gifted Gautreaux harkens back to the early work of Flannery O'Connor."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"As good as stories get--any stories, in any time or palce . . . Imbued with the cich roux of family, place, race, and religion that is the base of all good Souther fiction."--The Times-Picayune

"Gautreaux is as good a storyteller as just about anyone writing short fiction in America today."--The Boston Phoenix

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tim Gautreaux

  • Tim Gautreaux has written three novels and two collections of short stories, one of which, Welding With Children, was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, GQ, and Zoetrope, and also in volumes of The O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and New Stories from the South. He is a professor emeritus/writer in residence in the English Department at Southeastern Louisiana University.

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Same Place, Same Things

Stories

Tim Gautreaux

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