Plan B for the Middle Class by Ron Carlson
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In The News of the World, Carlson's celebrated last collection, it was widely noted that the news was good. Here, as everybody goes to Plan B, the news is stronger, edgy, and bittersweet. From the title story, about lust and marriage and dancing near large bodies of water, to the tough Alaskan trip made in "Blazo", these stories are braced by honesty and lifted by affection for the world.
 

About Ron Carlson

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Ron Carlson teaches creative writing at Arizona State and lives in Scottsdale. His stories, much anthologized, have appeared in "The New Yorker", "Harper's, Esquire, Playboy", and other magazines.
 
Published January 1, 1980 by W. W. Norton and Company, Inc.. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Similarly in ``The Golf Center at Ten Acres,'' a story about an ex-touring-pro who rescues his failing life by turning disaster into novelty, Carlson reaches for a rueful philosophy that is snagged by the story's overlength.

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Carlson's winning new collection of short fiction issues from a sensibility set ever so slightly--and variously--askew. His range swings from a surreal monologue by a typical-sounding mother who appar

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Carlson's winning new collection of short fiction issues from a sensibility set ever so slightly--and variously--askew.

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