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Optimists (1987) [Short Story]
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A man recalls a time when he was fifteen and his father, employed on the Great Northern Railway in Great Falls, Montana, arrived home shaken up after having witnessed a man run over by a train.

Originally published in The New Yorker, 30 March 1987.

Original title: Optimists
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Art of the Story, the (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Haruki Murakami , Salman Rushdie , Robert Olen Butler , Richard Ford , Steven Millhauser , Martin Amis , Margaret Atwood , Banana Yoshimoto , Sandra Cisneros , Kazuo Ishiguro , Joyce Carol Oates , T.C. (Thomas Coraghessan) Boyle , Eduardo Galeano , Ian McEwan , Tobias Wolff , Junot Díaz , James Kelman , Edmund White , Jim Crace , Tatyana Tolstaya , Angela Carter , Julia Alvarez , Raymond Carver , Bobbie Ann Mason , Edwidge Danticat , Graham Swift , Peter Hoeg , Julian Barnes , Rose Tremain , Lorrie Moore , Francine Prose , Richard Bausch , Victor Pelevin , Bharati Mukherjee , Hanif Kureishi , Jeannette Winterson , Peter Carey , Torgny Lindgren , Russell Banks , Mohammed Mrabet , Luisa Valenzuela , Deborah Eisenberg , Edward P. Jones , John Edgar Wideman , Lydia Davis , Ingo Schulze , Patricia Duncker , Ben Okri , Amos Oz , Ama Ata Aidoo , Hanah Al-Shaykh , Reinaldo Arenas , Toni Cade Bambara , Nicola Barker , Ann Beattie , Patrick Chamoiseau , Vikram Chandra , Daniele del Giudice , Duong Thu Huong , Nathan Englander , Victor Erofeyev , Péter Esterházy , Nuruddin Farah , Hervé Guibert , Abdulrazak Gurnah , Barry Hannah , Pawel Huelle , Roy Jacobsen , Colum McCann , Mary Morris , Murathan Mungan , Ken Saro-Wiwa , Antonio Tabucchi , Ngugi wa Thiong'o , Zoë Wicomb , Joy Williams , Jeanne Wilmot , Can Xue

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