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A Wrestling Season
Framed in time by the borders of a single high school wrestling season, this intelligent, witty first novel fairly bursts with the life of an impossible Pennsylvania family named Kleeve.
Hardcover, 359 pages
Published 1987 by William Morrow & Company
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Before having this book recommended to me by a dear Goodreads friend, I had never heard of the author or the book. It is so little known, it was hard to even find a copy. But I did, and I'm so glad I did. The writing is stupendous, hilarious, remarkable. Some of the most well-developed, complex, memorable characters I have ever encountered. One of the best, most-realistically conflicted family dynamics I have ever seen portrayed in literature. The characters feel so real and screwed up, you inst ...more
Sharon Sheehe Stark is the author of the novel A Wrestling Season and a collection of short stories, The Dealers’ Yard. Her stories have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, and the O. Henry Prize Stories. “Tunnels and Walls and Other Ways of Getting There,” one of her earliest short stories, explores the convoluted paths the psyche takes in achieving its desir ...more