Ghosts of Yesterday by Jack Cady

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Ghosts of Yesterday is a stunning collection by multiple-award-winning author Jack Cady The Off Season, The Haunting of Hood Canal. Cady captures the sights and emotions of America, from the Pacific Northwest (“Jeremiah”), to the streets of San Francisco (“The Lady With the Blind Dog”), to the Midwest-heartland (“Halloween 1942”), along the roads and highways in between (“The Ghost of Dive Bomber Hill”), and back into the history of the American Southeast (“The Time That Time Forgot”).

The stories that make up Ghosts of Yesterday are detailed and realistic portraits of the world that, despite (and perhaps because) of their authenticity, manage to convey a sense of wonder and fantastic, where anything is possible.

The characters and places that Cady brings to life demonstrate clearly why he is one of the most versatile and respected writers today... His stories will move you, and change the way you look at the world.
 

About Jack Cady

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Jack Cady won the Atlantic Monthly "First" award in 1965 for his story "The Burning." Since then, he has gone on to publish eight novels and four volumes of short fiction, earning himself such honors as the Iowa Prize for Short Fiction, the National Literary Anthology Award, the Washington State Governor's Award, the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Born in Ohio and raised in Indiana and Kentucky, he worked a wide variety of jobs throughout the country, including jobs as a tree high climber, an auctioneer, a long-distance truck driver, and a stint in the Coast Guard. Over the past twenty-five years, he held teaching positions at the University of Washington, Clarion College, Knox College, the University of Alaska at Sitka, and Pacific Lutheran University. Recently retired from teaching, he lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
 
Published August 1, 2005 by Night Shade Books. 239 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set after WWII in a mountainous part of Kentucky and told by a truck driver, a typical square-jawed but thoughtful Cady narrator, it’s a great ghost story full of wisecracking vignettes and spooky interludes on deserted roads.

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His new collection continues to display that excellent craftsmanship in long stories such as ""The Time That Land Forgot"" and ""Jeremiah."" Few writers can capture the rhythms of blue-collar speech as well as Cady does in ""The Ghost of Dive Bomber Hill,"" with its pithy yet descriptive dial...

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