Walking on water and other stories by Allen Wier

By Allen Wier

Strolling on Water gathers jointly a fascinating and compellingcollection of brief tales via 24 of the various gifted writers to havegraduated from The college of Alabama's application in inventive Writingover the earlier twenty years. Editor Allen Wier, who taught fiction writingat Alabama from 1980 to 1994, deals us during this social gathering of writinga number of fictional voices that symbolize generally differingsensibilities and visions. a few tales are by way of writers whose literarycareers are good started, whereas others seem right here in print for the firsttime. Wier named the gathering after the tale through Kim Trevathan, thisauthor's first released fiction, simply because walkingon water is such an apt determine for what the fiction author attemptswith each one new story's beginning.Walking on Water is a phenomenal anthology, impressive within the richvariety of its voices and stances, awesome within the sustained qualityof the entire 24 tales.

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In an earlier generation, the biographer, historian, and travel writer Hudson Strode had drawn writers from all over to his creative writing classes at the university and gained for Alabama the reputation as one of the two or three best places in the United States to study creative writing. Strode had hundreds of successful students and helped foster the careers of such writers as Harriet Hassell, Borden Deal, Elise Sanguinetti, and Helen Norris. Strode retired in 1963, and during the next several years creative writing at the university lost momentum.

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