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Heavier Than Air

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Throughout this collection, which was plucked from a pile of 300 manuscripts and awarded the Grace Paley Prize in short fiction, Caspers details the many ways reality can interfere with our dreams. Not surprisingly, dissatisfaction becomes a dominant theme. . . . Many of Caspers's stories are set in Minnesota's cattle and dairy country, and all of them traffic in the kind of Midwestern realism that doesn't rely on pyrotechnics to generate dramatic heat. Throughout, Caspers's people - it's difficult to consider some of them mere characters - question the decisions they've made or the ones they refuse to make. There's nothing flashy about Caspers's prose; like the beauty of the prairie itself, its attraction lies in details seen up close.New York Times Book Review

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Hardback Editions

November 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heavier Than Air: Stories (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction)
Author(s): Nona Caspers
ISBN: 1-55849-556-8 / 978-1-55849-556-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heavier Than Air: Stories (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction)
Author(s): Nona Caspers
ISBN: 1-55849-644-0 / 978-1-55849-644-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA