Blue Spruce by David Long
Stories

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Set against the beautiful, desolate landscape of northwest Montana, this collection of 12 richly evocative stories explores the mysteries and mores of life on a vanishing frontier. "David Long writes with enviable, evocative precision".--William Kittredge.
 

About David Long

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Long is a native of Massachusetts. He has taught in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Montana.
 
Published March 9, 1995 by Scribner. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the narrator visits in order to inform the man of his aunt's death, he finds that the man is married and keeps a portrait of his aunt at home with the excuse that a customer left it at his frame shop and never picked it up.

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Set largely in the American West, Long's colleciton of twelve stories examines the lives of ordinary people looking for ways to survive in their often loveless worlds.

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The narrator of ``Perfection,'' a high school girl who witnesses a murder, describes what she wants from love: ``It would have to be good and strong, it would need to carry all the weight in the world.'' Long is a true craftsman who measures that weight and its burden on the lives of ordinary peo...

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