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The Foreseeable Future

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Reynolds Price's long and distinguished career has been remarkable both for his virtuosity and for the variety of forms he has embraced -- novels, stories, poems, essays, translations and plays. Now one of America's most respected and accomplished men of letters brings his formidable talents to bear on the long story, a form of novelistic scope and poetic intensity.
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 14th 1991 by Scribner
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Jul 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
I've found it impossible to choose which of the three stories in this volume that I liked the most - The Foreseeable Future in which a young man returns from the war still feeling wounded, The Fare to the Moon describing a man's living with a black woman whom he prefers to his wife, or Back Before Day about the problems of a troubled football coach and the decision he makes after seeing a former student nearly killed in a motorcycle accident. Price writes so well that you feel you've known all t ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable. The only (what could be called a flaw) is that the three stories are short stories, mostly. You want to know what's next for the people. Short stories are a slice of life, though good ones want us asking for more. Reynolds Price was a gift to all readers. Would that more of us read his fine books!
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
As I wrote at the time, "Price again shows himself a master of dialogue (especially Southern wit), rich characterizations and memorable images."
Pam Walrath
Good, solid book with 3 different stories. Reynolds Price is an extraordinary storyteller!
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Reynolds Price was born in Macon, North Carolina in 1933. Educated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Merton College, Oxford University. He taught at Duke since 1958 and was James B. Duke Professor of English.

His first short stories, and many later ones, are published in his Collected Stories. A Long and Happy Life was published in 1962 and won the William Faulkner Award for a best fi
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