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The Devil's Tub

(2014)
Collected Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
Edward Hoagland, best known for his essays, is also an extraordinary writer as fiction, as readers of his stories The Final Fate of Alligators and Kwan's Coney Island can attest. First published in periodicals such as The Paris Review, Esquire, The New Yorker, The American Review, and Saul Bellow's famous literary magazine, The Nobel Savage, Hoagland's stories amazed readers with their precise language and finely etched characters. He has been widely anthologized, including in Best American Short Stories. Assembled here are stories new and old, spanning from 1960 to today. Meet the death-defying motorcycle trick riders in the carnival's Devil's Tub, a man who keeps an alligator in his bathtub, a Chinese launder in Coney Island in search of love, a frontiersman who saves himself from a mauling grizzly bear by hiding in a beaver dam, three men from a circus looking for trouble at a rodeo, a washed out boxer trying to hang onto his career, and dozens of others rich characters. From the cramped and gritty streets of New York City to the wide open spaces of the Old West, Hoagland's characters pine, ache, create, observe, love, learn, and live in such precisely rendered stories that we are transported into each of their peculiar worlds.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"One of the very best writers of his generation." - Saul Bellow


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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
ISBN: 1-62872-448-X / 978-1-62872-448-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
ISBN: 1-62872-647-4 / 978-1-62872-647-3 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
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October 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
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October 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
Publisher: Arcade
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