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by Mary Clearman Blew
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Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Author:
    Mary Clearman Blew
  • ISBN:
    0806133236
  • ISBN13:
    978-0806133232
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  • Publisher:
    University of Oklahoma Press; Revised ed. edition (April 15, 2001)
  • Pages:
    112 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Short Stories & Anthologies
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Mary Clearman Blew is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

Mary Clearman Blew is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Idaho, Moscow. In seven short stories and less than one hundred pages Blew has managed to combine the effects of an unforgiving climate with the turbulent lives of so-real characters that experience conflict, brutality and heart breaking violence.

It would not be right to compare Mary Clearman Blew to Raymond Carver, but to me they are two of the most important short story writers of my time.

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It would not be right to compare Mary Clearman Blew to Raymond Carver, but to me they are two of the most important short story writers of my time. Nov 25, 2013 Tuck rated it really liked it.

The short fiction of Mary Clearman Blew, set in Montana, reflects the brutality of the region as seen in the mountains, the severe weather, and the personal hardships of the people living there. In each of these seven stories, the characters, driven to hurt or be hurt, reflect a range of violence-in their interaction with each other, their relationships with animals, or the effect the harsh environment has on their lives

The blue stripes were the same blue as Vicky’s eyes and she had long pale hair and sometimes looked very pretty .

The blue stripes were the same blue as Vicky’s eyes and she had long pale hair and sometimes looked very pretty and sometimes very plain. Willie was a gentle, slow-speaking man who wore old-fashioned bib-and-brace overalls and a baggy tweed cap. Toby had first made friends with him when Willie came to the house to fit new cupboards in the kitchen, and after that one of his favourite ploys on empty holiday mornings was to walk down to the village and have a few words with Willie in his workshop.

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The short fiction of Mary Clearman Blew, set in Montana, reflects the brutality of the region as seen in the mountains, the severe weather, and the personal hardships of the people living there. In each of these seven stories, the characters, driven to hurt or be hurt, reflect a range of violence--in their interaction with each other, their relationships with animals, or the effect the harsh environment has on their lives. Whether the turmoil is external (the snowstorm in "Lambing Out") or internal (the sisters’ memories in "Paths unto the Dead"), its toll on the person touched is clear and sharp. The result is an acceptance of--even a love for--the cruelty of the harsh environment.