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A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Gates' characters, young or old or neither, are well educated, broadly knowledgeable, often creative, and variously accomplished, whether as a doctor or a composer, an academic or a journalist. And every one of them carries a full supply of the human condition: parents in assisted-living - or assisted-dying - facilities, too many or too few people in their families and marriages, the ties that bind a sometimes messy knot, age an implacable foe, impulses pulling them away from comfort into distraction or catastrophe. Terrifyingly self-aware, they refuse to go gently - even when they're going nowhere fast, in settings that range across the metropolitan and suburban Northeast to the countryside upstate and in New England.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a novella
Author(s): David Gates
ISBN: 0-385-35153-4 / 978-0-385-35153-9 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me
Author(s): David Gates
ISBN: 1-78125-492-3 / 978-1-78125-492-9 (UK edition)
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): David Gates
ISBN: 0-8041-6874-1 / 978-0-8041-6874-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me
Author(s): David Gates
ISBN: 1-78125-491-5 / 978-1-78125-491-2 (UK edition)
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella
Author(s): David Gates
ISBN: 1-63379-981-6 / 978-1-63379-981-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella
Author(s): David Gates
ISBN: 1-63379-985-9 / 978-1-63379-985-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella
Author(s): David Gates
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me
Author(s): David Gates
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May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a novella (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): David Gates
Publisher: Vintage
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