Rear View by Peter Duval

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With uncanny insight and deadpan humor, the twelve stories in Pete Duval's debut collection feature night shift workers, lapsed Catholics, bullies, and smalltime thieves struggling with their jobs, their religion, and their families. Duval records in a fresh, off-kilter voice the desperate measures, heated confrontations, and moments of grace that occur in working-class communities. Throughout the collection, Duval explores his characters with compassion and candor and an eye for the surprising moment.

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Pete Duval is the winner of the 2003 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for fiction, selected by Jay Parini and awarded by Middlebury College and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. His stories "Bakery" and "Wheatback" were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Duval lives in Wallingford, Connecticut
Published July 28, 2004 by Mariner Books. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In "Cellular," Frank Lecuyer, a retired postal worker who lives with his "mentally impaired" wife, Gladys, and his whippet, Tex (a spirited character in his own right), fights the construction of a cellular tower bordering his property;

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