Strange Business by Rilla Askew

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A collection of interconnecting tales recount twenty-five years of life in the small town of Cedar, Oklahoma, incisively capturing the lives and deaths, triumphs and tragedies, dreams and desires of the town's inhabitants. A first collection.
 

About Rilla Askew

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Rilla Askew is the author of four novels. She received a 2009 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Dublin IMPAC Prize, and twice received the Oklahoma Book Award. She divides her time between upstate New York and Oklahoma.
 
Published July 1, 1992 by Viking Adult. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Ten stories, all set in the small town of Cedar, Oklahoma, each titled by the year it is respectively are set in, make up Askew's debut volume.

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attends the funeral of a friend killed in Vietnam (``1970''), while ``1983'' sees a fatuous, lonely D.H., now a snake wrangler, toting his unpredictable pet into a bar to shock the patrons--with catastrophic results.

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