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BODIES ON THE LINE

Short Fiction

 

by Peter Stine

 

Paperback / $15.95 / isbn: 978-1-58790-519-3 / 190 pages / 5.5" x 8.5"

e-book / $7.95 / isbn: 978-1-58790-520-9

 

 

Fiction / Short Stories

ABOUT THE BOOK

“Peter Stine, beloved founder and editor of Witness, gives us a debut collection of stories that defy categorization. Here is a great weird scope. The most realistic story can twist and turn until suddenly you’re in the land of dreams, questioning everything. Stine studies violence and self-deception, unspeakable griefs and hypocrisy, sports and war, injustice, kindness. The body in these stories is often under siege — “on the line” — either physically or psychologically. Wildly imaginative, the stories are often funny and absurd, always stripped clean of artifice, and possessed by the same eyes-wide-open-to-the-world consciousness that gave rise to one of the best literary magazines in the country.”

— Jane McCafferty

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PETER STINE has taught at South Caroline State University, Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Oakland Community College. He founded the literary journal Witness in 1987 and was editor-in-chief through 2007. Witness was awarded eight grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and four volumes were reissued as books by university presses. His fiction, poetry, literary essays and journalism have appeared in many publications, including The Iowa Review, Boulevard, The Threepenny Review, Contemporary Literature, The Cambridge Quarterly, the New York Times, Sport Literature, and Harold Bloom’s Modern Critical Views.

 

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