The Angel of the Garden by Scott Ely
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Loners of one sort or another populate Ely's fiction, from a young man discharged from the marines and working as a solitary gamekeeper to a Vietnam veteran turned professor who exchanges favorable grades for sexual favors from his students. Whatever their situations, these characters all feel a deep sense of loss and alienation from the world around them.

Ely's penetrating perceptions about the desire to find security as well as the rhythms of his prose, his vivid detail, and the fullness of his characters make The Angel of the Garden a compelling collection of short fiction.

 

About Scott Ely

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Scott Ely is Associate Professor of English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He is the author of two novels and a short story collection,Overgrown with Love.
 
Published March 1, 1999 by University of Missouri. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The eight stories in Ely's plainspoken yet wry new collection (after Overgrown with Love) always return to the conflict between a human need for order and an equal desire for destruction.

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