The 7th ManThe 7th Man
Melanie Rae Thon
In stark, fevered, poetic lines, Valen Arnoux confesses his intimate participation in 131 executions. As a prison guard and member of the strap down team, he is compelled to rehearse, to perfect his timing and skills, to synchronize his movements with the precise choreography of the team. Each member takes his turn playing the role of the condemned ...
Number of pages: 84 | Publication Date: 2015-11-15 | ISBN-13: 9781934832523

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short FictionThe Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction
Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists.Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, ...
Number of pages: 652 | Publication Date: 2007-12-04 | ISBN-13: 9781416532279

The Bodies of BirdsThe Bodies of Birds
Melanie Rae Thon
Resurrected and restored through the bodies of multitudes, a young woman who becomes an organ donor after a car accident radiates unmitigated love as she comes to know the recipients of her heart and kidneys—lungs, bowel, vertebrae, corneas . . . Twenty-seven years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, black storks glide over the Zone of Alienati ...
Number of pages: 64 | Publication Date: 2019-03-15 | ISBN-13: 9781934832684

First, BodyFirst, Body
Melanie Rae Thon

Number of pages: 176 | Publication Date: 1998-04-15 | ISBN-13: 9780805055405

In This LightIn This Light
Melanie Rae Thon
A vibrant selection of stories from the author of Sweet Hearts and First, BodyThis selection of Melanie Rae Thon's stories showcases her breathtaking ability to become each one of her characters, to move inside the bodies and minds of the dispossessed. One woman speaks for them all: "I'm your worst fear. But not the worst thing that can happen." In ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2011-05-24 | ISBN-13: 9781555975852

Silence and SongSilence and Song
Melanie Rae Thon
Immigrants lost in the blistering expanse of the Sonoran Desert, problem bears, bats pollinating saguaros, a Good Samaritan filling tanks at emergency water stations, and the terrified runaway boy who shoots him pierce the heart and mind of Rosana Derais. “Vanishings,” the first story in Silence and Song, is a love letter, a prayer to these str ...
Number of pages: 160 | Publication Date: 2015-09-30 | ISBN-13: 9781573660532

Glimmer Train Stories, #68Glimmer Train Stories, #68
by Hugh Sheehy, Armand ML Inezian, Ann Beattie, Alvin Handelman, Melanie Rae Thon, Eileen FitzGerald, Evan Lavender-Smith, Ingrid Hill, Interview with Yiyun Li, Sara Whyatt
Literary short stories by established and emerging writers. Excerpts: Melanie Rae Thon Saviors The ambulance took seventeen astonishing minutes. Willis and Louise sang the whole time, soft and low, sweet rock-a-bye love songs, as if the man were their first and last and most beloved only child. Armand ML Inezian See Me These old memories--the taste ...
Number of pages: 216 | Publication Date: 2008-08-01 | ISBN-13: 9781595530172

Iona MoonIona Moon
Melanie Rae Thon
Perceived as provincial and uncivilized by the people of White Falls, Idaho, Iona Moon discovers that the two boys she allowed to have sex with her inhabit a world as cruel and unforgiving as her own ...
Number of pages: 320 | Publication Date: 1993-06-04 | ISBN-13: 9780671796877

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