Living on the edge: fiction by Peace Corps writers

Book Cover
Average Rating
Curbstone Press,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Living on the Edge contains seventeen remarkable stories by writers who served in the Peace Corps, including well-known authors such as John Coyne, John Givens, Norman Rush and Paul Theroux, as well as work by exciting emerging authors like Mark Jacobs and Marnie Mueller. All these stories reflect the impact the Peace Corps experience had on former volunteers who write across cultures in the literary tradition of Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, and Paul Bowles. Each author has included a commentary on how he or she came to write the anthologized story.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c4eaf543-56e5-ba7d-0503-60fb81c20529
Grouping Title living on the edge fiction by peace corps writers
Grouping Author john coyne
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-19 03:29:29AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Coyne, John.
author2-role Coyne, John.
available_at_pitkin Pitkin Library
detailed_location_pitkin Pitkin County Library
display_description Stories by members of the Peace Corps, recounting their adventures in the Third World. Typical is Ma Kamanda's Latrine by Marla Kay Houghteling, in which an African chief turns down the heroine's request for a latrine, suggesting she use the bush like everyone else. "After years of British, we do not need Americans telling us how to do things."
format_category_pitkin Books
format_pitkin Book
id c4eaf543-56e5-ba7d-0503-60fb81c20529
isbn 9781880684573
item_details ils:.b10971853|.i29182633|Pitkin County Library|813 L785|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pc||
itype_pitkin Adult book
last_indexed 2019-03-19T09:29:29.334Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_pitkin 813 L785
owning_library_pitkin Pitkin County Library
owning_location_pitkin Pitkin Library
primary_isbn 9781880684573
publishDate 1999
record_details ils:.b10971853|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Curbstone Press,|1999.|xv, 317 pages ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10971853 .i29182633 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 96, 97, 98, 99
subject_facet Americans -- Developing countries -- Fiction, Culture conflict -- Fiction, Developing countries -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Fiction, Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Fiction, Short stories, American
title_display Living on the edge : fiction by Peace Corps writers
title_full Living on the edge : fiction by Peace Corps writers / edited by John Coyne
title_short Living on the edge :
title_sub fiction by Peace Corps writers
topic_facet Americans, Culture conflict, Short stories, American, Social life and customs