The High Spirits by David Huddle

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Eleven short stories that unfold the illusions and truths of love, by a writer of enormous talent and style.
 

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David Huddle's fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in Esquire, Harper's Magazine, Story, the New York Times Magazine, and The Best American Short Stories. Among his books of short fiction are Tenorman, Intimates, and Only the Little Bone. The recipient of two NEA fellowships, he teaches writing at the University of Vermont and is on the Faculty of the Board Loaf School of English. The author currently resides in Burlington, Vermont.
 
Published June 1, 1989 by David R Godine. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The lengthier stories, however, tend to flatten out: ""Playing,"" in which a high-school sax player (in a radio band) and his girl have sex before the sax player and another young man flip a coin (the sax player loses) to decide who will marry her (she thinks, mistakenly, that she's pregnant);

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