The Drowning and Other Stories by Edward Delaney
(Carnegie Mellon Series in Short Fiction)

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Set in the first half of the twentieth century, this collection of short stories explores the intricate relationships between fathers and sons. The contradictions of everyday life lead these men to question their roles in their families and in society. Delaney's rich language and imagery frame his characters and provide a thoughtful inquiry into family and life itself. Each is a story of hope and sought redemption. "The Drowning and Other Stories" is comprised of narratives that tell of timeless hurts, hopes and struggles.

About Edward Delaney

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Edward J. Delaney was a staff writer at The Denver Post and a columnist at the Colorado Springs Gazette. He has taught at Colorado State University, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and at Roger Williams University, where he is an associate professor of communications.
Published March 1, 1999 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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His new life includes a new vocation as hod carrier and a new name, an act born of panicked necessity after he disposes of the dead body of a possible traitor, a constable in the RIC, in a lake.

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