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Book Information: Coast of Good Intentions, the

Coast of Good Intentions, the (1998) [Collection]
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Only twenty-eight years old, Michaely Byers has already earned literary distinction with stories chosen for The Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Awards. His debut collection tells graceful tales of achingly unresolved lives on the Pacific Northwest coast. Here are ferry workers, carpenters, park rangers, adolescents leaving home and retirees coming home again. Crab factories, cranberry bogs, the fog-shrouded shore, the Seattle skyline—these are the setting for quiet but astonishing emotional epiphanies. Psychologically complex and glowing with warmth, these stories announce the arrival of a radiant new talent.

Original title: The Coast of Good Intentions
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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  • Cover design by Steven Cooley
  • Front cover photographs: copyright M. Gesinger/Photonica (top), copyright Deborah Davis/Photonica (bottom)
  • Author photograph: Linda A. Cicero
  • For my family

Edition #1: Coast of Good Intentions, the

Coast of Good Intentions, the (1998)
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Language: English

  • "Wise, beautiful, and necessary." Charles Baxter
  • "These stories possess a gently quality of seeming to have all the time in the world to consider questions of the heart." Elizabeth Tallent
  • "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." Christopher Tilghman
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Coast of Good Intentions, the (1998)

ISBN: 0395891701

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