The Farther Shore by Rob Davidson

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The eight stories and prize-winning novella of The Farther Shore are vibrantly alive on the page."The surface glitters and seduces, while the author takes you by the hand to a thorny psychological realm where simple answers you've held dear may have to be relinquished." -- Patricia Henley"[Davidson's characters] become, for all their occasional quirkiness, as real as the folks next door." -- Steve Yarbrough"Rob Davidson writes with humor and compassion about the things that matter most: the inevitable missteps of the heart, and our endless quest to set things right again." -- Clint McCown

About Rob Davidson

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Rob Davidson was born in 1967 in Duluth, Minnesota, and was educated at Beloit College and Purdue University. From 1990-1992, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean, where he taught secondary-level English language and literature. He is the author of Field Observations: Stories (University of Missouri Press, 2001), The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells (University of Missouri Press, 2005), and THE FARTHER SHORE (Bear Star Press, 2012).
Published March 22, 2012 by Bear Star Press. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Given that Davidson begins his second story collection (after Field Observations) with a passage from The Dhammapada as an epigraph—summed up in the lines, "Go beyond / This way or that way, / To the farther shore… // Without fear, go."—one might reasonably expect the characters in the stor...

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Chico State English professor Rob Davidson’s collection of short stories, The Farther Shore, recently put out by local publisher Bear Star Press, is everything you hope for (but sometimes don’t get) in a locally produced work: It’s good.

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