Town Smokes by Pinckney Benedict

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Collection of short stories set in West Virginia, which drew comparisons to the writings of Breece D'J Pancake when originally published.

About Pinckney Benedict

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Pinckney Benedict grew up on his family's dairy farm in the mountains of southern West Virginia. He has published two collections of short fiction and a novel. His stories have appeared in Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, the O. Henry Award series, the New Stories from the South series, the Pushcart Prize series, The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, and The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction.
Published May 17, 1987 by Dzanc Books. 168 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A promising but uneven first collection of stories by the 22-year-old winner of two Transatlantic Review Awards and the 1986 Nelson Algren Award.

May 27 1987 | Read Full Review of Town Smokes

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In these nine stories, Benedict evokes the world of hard-bitten Southern men who live in shabby weatherbeaten houses or rickety trailers, who work in tire factories or slaughterhouses, who are slow to

May 21 1987 | Read Full Review of Town Smokes

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