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I Got Somebody in Staunton

I Got Somebody in Staunton

(2005)
A collection of stories by

 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
In twelve graceful, sensual stories, William Henry Lewis traces the line between the real and the imaginary, acknowledging the painful ghosts of the past in everyday encounters. Written in a style that has been acclaimed by our finest writers, from Edward P. Jones and Nikki Giovanni to Dave Eggers, I Got Somebody in Staunton is one of the most highly praised literary events to take on contemporary America.

In the title story, a young professor befriends an enigmatic white woman in a bar along the back roads of Virginia, but has second thoughts about driving her to a neighboring town as his uncle's stories of lynchings resonate through his mind. Another tale portrays a Kansas City jazz troupe's travels to Denver, where they hope to strike it big. Meanwhile, a man in the midst of paradise must decide whether he will languish or thrive.

With I Got Somebody in Staunton Lewis has lyrically and unflinchingly chronicled the lives of those most often neglected.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: I Got Somebody in Staunton: Stories
Author(s): William Henry Lewis
ISBN: 0-06-053665-9 / 978-0-06-053665-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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Paperback Editions

April 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: I Got Somebody in Staunton: Stories
Author(s): William Henry Lewis
ISBN: 0-06-053666-7 / 978-0-06-053666-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: I Got Somebody in Staunton
Author(s): William Henry Lewis
ISBN: 1-4193-4682-2 / 978-1-4193-4682-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


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