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The Old and the Lost: Collected Stories (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) (Paperback)

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"I was born in a land of bayous, raised between rivers," Glenn Blake writes. "There is a place in Southeast Texas where two rivers meet and become one. There is a long bridge over these waters, and as you drive across, you can look to the south and see where the Old River and the Lost River become the Old and the Lost. You can look out as far as you can see and watch this wide water become the bay."

These fourteen stories are set in the swamps, bayous, and sloughs of Southeast Texas, a region that is subsiding--sinking inches every year. The characters who inhabit Blake's haunting landscape--awash in their own worlds, adrift in their own lives--struggle to salvage what they can of their hopes and dreams from the encroaching tides.

About the Author

Glenn Blake has taught at Rice University, the University of Houston, and Johns Hopkins University. A senior editor at Boulevard magazine, he is the author of Drowned Moon and Return Fire. His short stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Southwest Review, The Hopkins Review, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781421421032
ISBN-10: 1421421038
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2016
Pages: 244
Language: English
Series: Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction

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