Grasshopper Falls by Merrill Gilfillan

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Fiction. In his first book of fiction, SWORD BEFORE CRANES, Merrill Gilfillan earned the highest praise from readers and reviewers. BOOKLIST called the collection "astonishing...some of the purest, most concentrated fiction in American prose literature." KIRKUS REVIEWS praised the "heart wrenchingly well-written stories" and THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER compared the stories to James Joyce's DUBLINERS. Now, in these new stories, Gilfillan strengthens his reputation as one of the most powerful and authentic voices of the Great Plains and the West.

About Merrill Gilfillan

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Gilfillan is the author of ten books of poetry, and several books of nonfiction essays on the Western United States.
Published January 1, 2000 by Hanging Loose Press. 95 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like other pieces, “Men in Shadow” (old Montana men sit in a perfect shady spot through a summer day) allows Gilfillan to show his considerable gift as a raconteur, seamlessly wrapping together tales of a present-day (1988) small town, of WWII, and of 1928—when a man killed another to protect his...

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When you tell a story you treat it as you would a person."" Gilfillan treats his stories gently, and never gives the reader more than is necessary.

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