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A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me
Author: David Gates

ISBN: 9781781254912
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26 August 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.6
The master of suburban tragicomedy triumphantly returns with a collection of wry, tragic, hilarious stories of individuals coming up against life's complications.

A woman moving calamitously into middle-age; a musician taking in a friend with terminal cancer; a failed actor moving to the country: cynical, unreliable, sinking into middle age or alcoholism, dealing with physical decline or mediocrity, Gates's characters are a dark reflection of our own urban and suburban lives. Terrifyingly self-aware, overcome by the burdens of the human condition, they find their impulses pulling them away from comfort into distraction or catastrophe. But wherever it is they're going - and sometimes it's nowhere fast - they won't go gently.

About the Author

David Gates lives in Missoula, Montana and Granville, New York. He teaches at the University of Montana, and in the Bennington Writing Seminars, and was an editor at Newsweek, where he specialised in music and books. He is the author of two novels, Jernigan and Preston Falls, and the story collection The Wonders of the ...

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