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Same Place, Same Things

Stories

Tim Gautreaux

Picador

In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.

In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.

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Praise for Same Place, Same Things

"Astounding . . . Masteries of grace and understatement, reminders of a what is most precious in human life . . . [Written] with an exquisitely expressed tenderness and hopefulness."--Polly Paddock, The Charlotte Observer

"As good as stories get--any stories, in any time or place . . . Imbued with the rich roux of family, place, race, and religion that is the base of all good southern fiction."--Susan Larson, The Times-Picayune

"Gautreaux is as good a storyteller as just about anyone writing short fiction in America today."--Joel Lovell, The Boston Phoenix
"Astounding . . . Masteries of grace and understatement, reminders of a what is most precious in human life . . . [Written] with an exquisitely expressed tenderness and hopefulness."--Polly Paddock, The Charlotte Observer

"As good as stories get--any stories, in any time or place . . . Imbued with the rich roux of family, place, race, and religion that is the base of all good southern fiction."--Susan Larson, The Times-Picayune

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tim Gautreaux

  • Tim Gautreaux was born and raised in south Louisiana. His fiction has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Story, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. He has taught creative writing for many years at Southern Louisiana University.
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Same Place, Same Things

Stories

Tim Gautreaux

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