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The Coast of Chicago

Annotation
The stolid landscape of Chicago suddenly turns dreamlike and otherworldly in Stuart Dybek's classic story collection. A child's collection of bottle caps becomes the tombstones of a graveyard. A lowly rightfielder's inexplicable death turns him into a martyr to baseball. Strains of Chopin floating down the tenement airshaft are transformed into a mysterious anthem of loss. Combining homely detail and heartbreakingly familiar voices with grand leaps of imagination, The Coast of Chicago is a masterpiece from one of America's most highly regarded writers.




Author Notes
  Stuart Dybek is the award-winning author of I Sailed with Magellan, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, and Brass Knuckles, a volume of poetry. A professor of English at Western Michigan University, he lives in Kalamazoo
GenreCollection
Fiction
Literary
SettingChicago, Illinois
Urban