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Veneer: Stories

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Acclaimed short story writer Steve Yarbrough, whose works have been included in the Pushcart Prize anthology and The Best American Mystery Stories 1998, once again demonstrates his gift for vividly rendered characters and evocative themes in his latest collection of fiction.

Veneer presents a variety of characters from cultural backgrounds and settings that range from Calif
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by University of Missouri (first published 1998)
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Much better than the novel I read of his, The End of California. Some of these stories are poignant and well drawn. His metaphors can be a bit heavy-handed at times, and there doesn't always seem to be a ton going on below the surface, but a few of the stories really shine, especially "Veneer" itself and "Sleet."
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Born in Indianola, Mississippi, he received his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Mississippi and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas. Writing largely within the Southern tradition, he draws his themes and characters from Southern history and mores in ways that have been compared to Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, and Willie Morris.

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