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More of This World or Maybe Another By Barb Johnson

More of This World or Maybe Another
by Barb Johnson

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What a pitch-perfect, utterly original, dazzlingly flexible narrative voice Barb Johnson has. Her collection of gritty, sad, funny stories from the Gulf Coast . . . is a truly exciting debut.--Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
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More of This World or Maybe Another by Barb Johnson

More of This World or Maybe Another is a collection of award-winning short fiction about four outsiders whose unruly lives intersect on the back streets of New Orleans from writer Barb Johnson. Funny and haunting by turns, Johnson's unforgettable characters are driven by something fragile and irresistible, a sputtering drive to love and be loved, in these "stunning stories . . . the kind that reveal, enlarge, and make living seem worth the trouble." (Dorothy Allison)

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More of This World or Maybe Another Reviews

"In this wickedly fine debut, Barb Johnson proves herself a master of the short story. Both the familiar and the extraordinary come to life on every page, and her characters will haunt you for a very long time."--Joseph Boyden, author of Through Black Spruce, winner of Canada's 2008 Giller Prize
"This debut is elemental, precise, and charged with ragged, intimate grace. As the collection's heroine Delia says to her lover, I would say to all readers: 'Come see.'"--David Schickler, author of Kissing in Manhattan

About Barb Johnson

Barb Johnson has been a carpenter in New Orleans for more than twenty years. In 2008 she received her MFA from the University of New Orleans. While there, she won a grant from the Astraea Foundation, Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers, and Washington Square's short story competition. She is the fifth recipient of AROHO's $50,000 Gift of Freedom. This is her first collection.

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More of This World or Maybe Another by Barb Johnson
Barb Johnson
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Runner-up for Discover Great New Writers (Fiction) 2009 Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Lesbian Debut Fiction) 2009
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