Silent Passengers by Larry Woiwode

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A radiant new collection of stories from the acclaimed author of Indian Affairs. Families who live on the land under the exultant and demanding skies of the northern Great Plains are the people who populate Woiwode's works and who have helped secure his celebrated place in contemporary American writing.

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Larry Woiwode was born in North Dakota in 1941. He went to the University of Illinois, but did not graduate. Woiwode pursued a brief career in acting before turning to writing. Feeling unfulfilled by writing, he eventually turned to religion. He is a member of the Committee on Christian Education, the Republican Party and the North Dakota Right to Life organization. He is a contributing editor to Archipelago and was named North Dakota Poet Laureate in 1995. Beyond the Bedroom Wall (1975) was nominated for the National Book Award and the Critics Circle Award.
Published August 1, 1993 by Atheneum. 131 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Affecting memories also drive ``Black Winter,'' in which a 50-ish former philosophy professor who now lives on his grandfather's farm finds a new identity in pursuing his grandfather's old trade, and the beautiful (though slow-to-start) title story, in which a father comes to terms with the parti...

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In the 10 stories comprising his latest collection, Woiwode ( Indian Affairs ) captures the essence of contemporary midwestern American life.

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