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Lex Williford's seriously eccentric characters find that traveling down life's highway leads to the breakdown lane as quickly as it leads to the fast lane. Their quirky philosophy can best be summed up by Bucklin Rudd, who just lost his business and his wife after losing the last bit of his good sense: "Nothing like working half your life for something just to find out you ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by University Of Iowa Press
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I've been reading a lot of "top" American (primarily Southern) "small-town" short story writers (Burke, Singleton, Saunders, Rash) in the last several months, and I've been growing increasingly frustrated. Of the authors mentioned above, I've found Rash to be the most promising, but each one has left me feeling in one way or another that they are enslaved to stereotypes, hyperbole (or shouting), and/or downright easy entertainment.

Almost instantly I sensed that Williford has gotten beyond these
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