One Day the Wind Changed: Stories

One Day the Wind Changed: Stories

One Day the Wind Changed Stories I ve been waiting for this book for a long time it includes stories to explain West Texas to me I don t mean in the fabled cowboy way but in a useful way honest and certainly braver than all the bo

  • Title: One Day the Wind Changed: Stories
  • Author: Tracy Daugherty
  • ISBN: 9780870745591
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I ve been waiting for this book for a long time it includes stories to explain West Texas to me I don t mean in the fabled cowboy way, but in a useful way, honest, and certainly braver than all the books that hordes of cowboys with typewriters can generate Cynthia ShearerThe sixteen stories in Tracy Daugherty s fourth collection of short fiction explore Am I ve been waiting for this book for a long time it includes stories to explain West Texas to me I don t mean in the fabled cowboy way, but in a useful way, honest, and certainly braver than all the books that hordes of cowboys with typewriters can generate Cynthia ShearerThe sixteen stories in Tracy Daugherty s fourth collection of short fiction explore American deserts real geographical spaces as well as metaphorical areas of emptiness and possibility The stories are mostly set in the desert Southwest, though the concluding novella, which features two Texas exiles, is set in New York City Several of the stories deal with stars and astronomers many feature architects and the built environment Daugherty s characters struggle with asthma, night fears, inertia, and the sense of being isolated in a world full of people.In Very Large Array, a brief late night encounter between a solitary New Mexico rancher and a visiting astronomer at the VLA radio telescope installation sparks a meditation on loneliness and isolation.In Magnitude, the director of a failing planetarium in north Texas tries to cope with family losses in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, and with his commitments to his patrons the needy and homeless who use the planetarium for shelter and the schoolchildren who come to the facility for inspiration.In Bern, the longest of the stories, a transplanted Texan in New York, working as an architect post 9 11, considers public and private space, as well as unexpected desire, when he encounters a vital young woman on one of his evening walks This is a powerful and engaging work by a wonderfully talented writer Allen Wier, author of Tehano

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    "He was thin, this fellow, but I could see after twenty, thirty years under crackling lights staring at screens was going to soften and settle him into something like a pudgy human anthill."One Day the Wind Changed by Tracy Daugherty is a collection of short stories, some previously published in professional journals. Daugherty was born in Midland, Texas and is the author of three other collections of short stories, two biographies, a book of essays, and four novels. His work has appeared in The [...]

    I took a chance on these short stories through NetGalley, having never heard of the (surprisingly prolific) author. My response was pretty much standard for a 2.5 or 3-star: I really enjoyed a few of the stories, but some of them – particularly the shorter ones – didn’t seem to have very much to them. The perspective alternates between the first and third person, and there are a few primary themes: Texas, astronomy, and how to cope with grief after major tragedies.“Magnitude” is a part [...]

    If You Like Your Literary Cocktails DryThese are dry stories. Dry humor. Dry landscapes. Dry winds. Dried up lives and hopes. Dry. Dusty. But things that are dry can be crisp and sparkling. On a clear, dry day in the desert you can see forever, (although there may be "a whiff of faraway mountains a mixture of snowmelt and granite"). And that's what we have here.Here's the thing about anthologies, and about attempts to review, describe or comment on anthologies - well intentioned blurbers and rev [...]

    Endearing stories that will capture the readers heart and immerse them in vividly told stories. Each character, each location, is described with clarity as Daugherty paints the story into the readers mind. Readers are drawn in to the struggles and emotions in each story and find themselves rewarded for taking the time to pause, look, and feel before life slips us by.

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