John Blair's American Standard (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) PDF

By John Blair

Winner of the 2002 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Selected by way of Elizabeth Hardwick

It is hard to determine what lurks underneath the outside of a muddy river, an alligator-infested lake, or a John Blair brief tale. The deep currents that force a demure, religious, church-going lady to shoot her husband; the ripple influence of a nighttime rendezvous at church adolescence camp that is going slightly—then horribly—askew; the sinkholes which could swallow Porsche dealerships—or marriages; what's dredged up in American Standard can't simply be forgotten.

Set in general in valuable Florida, Blair’s tales are full of humans dwelling lives of disquieting longing and obdurate isolation. For them, this can be the yank usual, as ubiquitous and undistinguished as vitreous china rest room fixtures.

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