248 pages, 5 1/2 x 8
Release Date:01 Apr 2018
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New and Selected Stories of the American West

University of New Mexico Press

These stories from four decades are grounded in the geographical, cultural, and psychological American West. Ranging from realism to fables, from childhood to senescence, from a faltering rancher to the rich and rocky road of fatherhood, Woodswork is filled with indelible characters keenly rendered. This is not fast-food fiction but a nourishing feast.

A compelling read.'--Roundup
This collection of mostly gut-wrenching stories is one of the best pieces of literature I have read in a long, long while. It should become a classic. . . . Comparisons might include . . . books by Cormac McCarthy, Richard Ford, Hemingway, Ray Carver, Norman Maclean, Larry Brown, William Kittredge's We Are Not in This Together and Owning It All, Jim Harrison's Legends of the Fall. And also Tom McGuane. But Miles Wilson has his own original voice and it's a doozy. I'm startled by how good this book is.'--John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War
Miles Wilson's short stories have been widely published, and his collection Line of Fall won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. He is also the author of two other prize-winning books, Fire Season and Harm: Poems. Wilson is a distinguished professor emeritus at Texas State University, where he founded the MFA program.

Facing the Forest
Line of Fall
The Lord of Misrule at Separation Creek
Gospel Hump
Fire Season

Family Tree
Hanford Reach
Flesh and Blood
In the Palouse
Christmas at the Dixie Motel

The Groves of Academe
Blue Sky Blue
On Tour with Max

Long Green
Waterworks, Rim, and Angel

Field of Vision
The Persistence of Desire
Hampton Station


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