New Stories from the South 1995 by Shannon Ravenel
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The authors in the 1995 volume of NEW STORIES include R. Sebastian Bennett, Wendy Brenner, James Lee Burke, Robert Olen Butler, Ken Craven, Tim Gautreaux, Ellen Gilchrist, Scott Gould, Barry Hannah, MMM Hayes, Hillary Hebert, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Caroline A. Langston, Lynn Marie, Susan Perabo, Dale Ray Phillips, and Elizabeth Spencer.
 

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Ravenel serves as Editorial Director of Algonquin Books.
 
Published January 9, 1995 by Algonquin Books. 280 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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andthe collection's prize pieceTim Gautreaux's ``The Bug Man,'' a richly woven portrayal of an average-Joe local exterminator's growing familiarity with the lives of his clients and the consequent raising, then destroying, of his hopes for a better life.

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In those stories that seem distinctly Southern (not all do), it's mostly voice, a way of talking, rather than a way of looking at life, that makes it so--and that makes this anthology more a gathering of Southern accents than of Southern imaginations.

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