Red Wolf, Red Wolf: Stories
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Red Wolf, Red Wolf: Stories

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A collection of 13 stories including "Evangeline's Mother," "Elvis Bound," and "Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck".
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Southern Methodist University Press (first published 1987)
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Attracted by the cover and its university press imprint, I picked up this collection of short stories at an honesty bookshop for 50p (80¢). I am glad I did not pay more. W.P. Kinsella is a Canadian author with a fondness for writing fiction about baseball, but fortunately only a few of the 13 stories in Red Wolf, Red Wolf head off in that direction. Most are whimsical, often teetering on the brink of sentimentality. In “Butterfly Winter” and “Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck”, they lose their footing...more
Mark Mallett
I used to read short stories quite often, but haven't much lately, and enjoyed the change. Some short stories are like little novels, with lots of plot and changes and climax and so forth. These are more of the vignette variety; little word pictures about a situation or a slice of time, often, as the author says in the introduction, featuring some change driven by a visitor or some other event. Nicely done.
Cheryl in CC NV
assorted short stories by the author of Shoeless Joe who is also a fan of Flannery O'Connor - I liked some a lot, and others meant nothing to me and were promptly forgotten (you'd probably like some and not like others, but perhaps the roster would line up entirely differently :)
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William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. His work has often concerned baseball and Canada's First Nations and other Canadian issues.

William Patrick Kinsella was born to John Matthew Kinsella and Olive Kinsella in Edmonton, Alberta. Kinsella was raised until he was 10 years-old at a homestead near Darwell, Alberta, 60 km west of the city, home-schooled by his...more
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