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9780451493040 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 17, 2017, cover price $26.95

The author of The Clearing (“the finest American novel in a long, long time”—Annie Proulx) now surpasses himself with a story whose range and cast of characters is even broader, with the fate of a stolen child looming throughout.Sam Simoneaux’s troopship docked in France just as World War I came to an end. Still, what he saw of the devastation there sent him back to New Orleans eager for a normal life and a job as a floorwalker in the city’s biggest department store, and to start anew with his wife years after losing a son to illness. But when a little girl disappears from the store on his shift, he loses his job and soon joins her parents working on a steamboat plying the Mississippi and providing musical entertainment en route. Sam comes to suspect that on the downriver journey someone had seen this magical child and arranged to steal her away, and this quest leads him not only into this raucous new life on the river and in the towns along its banks but also on a journey deep into the Arkansas wilderness. Here he begins to piece together what had happened to the girl—a discovery that endangers everyone involved and sheds new light on the massacre of his own family decades before.Tim Gautreaux brings to vivid life the exotic world of steamboats and shifting currents and rough crowds, of the music of the twenties, of a nation lurching away from war into an uneasy peace at a time when civilization was only beginning to penetrate a hinterlands in which law was often an unknown force. The Missing is the story of a man fighting to redeem himself, of parents coping with horrific loss with only a whisper of hope to sustain them, of others for whom kidnapping is either only a job or a dream come true. The suspense—and the complicated web of violence that eventually links Sam to complete strangers—is relentless, urgently engaging and, ultimately, profoundly moving, the finest demonstration yet of Gautreaux’s understanding of landscape, history, human travail, and hope.

Hardcover:

9780307270153 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 3, 2009, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The author of The Clearing (“the finest American novel in a long, long time”—Annie Proulx) now surpasses himself with a story whose range and cast of characters is even broader, with the fate of a stolen child looming throughout.

Paperback:

9780307454683 | 1 edition (Vintage Books, March 9, 2010), cover price $16.95

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of the YearIn eleven raucous, touching stories, Tim Gautreaux's Welding with Children traces the course of sin and redemption through the lives of small-town women and men in Louisiana. His unforgettable characters include a grandfather who discovers, while taking care of his grandchildren, that they are growing up without any sense at all of right and wrong; a camera repairman who discovers a woman's secret in her undeveloped film; and a one-armed hitchhiker who changes the life of the man who picks her up...read more

Paperback:

9780312428792 | 1 edition (Picador USA, January 6, 2009), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of the YearIn eleven raucous, touching stories, Tim Gautreaux's Welding with Children traces the course of sin and redemption through the lives of small-town women and men in Louisiana.

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Product Description: Set largely in rural Louisiana, Tim Gautreaux's masterful debut story collection follows men and women whose ordinary lives reach a point of rupture, a moment when convention gives way to crisis and everything changes: A drunken train engineer charges toward disaster, a father borrows and old airplane to chase down his daughter's kidnapper, a young man falls in love with a voice on the radio...read more

Paperback:

9780312428785 | 1 edition (Picador USA, January 6, 2009), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Set largely in rural Louisiana, Tim Gautreaux's masterful debut story collection follows men and women whose ordinary lives reach a point of rupture, a moment when convention gives way to crisis and everything changes: A drunken train engineer charges toward disaster, a father borrows and old airplane to chase down his daughter's kidnapper, a young man falls in love with a voice on the radio.

The mesmerising new novel from the acclaimed author of THE CLEARING - 'An extraordinary novel, one of the best I've read in years' Annie Proulx Paul Thibodeaux is a handsome, laid-back young man married to Colette, the most beautiful woman in the small Louisiana town where they grew up.

Hardcover:

9780312181437 | Picador USA, March 1, 1998, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Paul follows his young bride Colette as she leaves their small town for a better life in California and returns with her to Louisiana, where they must pick up the pieces of both their marriages and their livelihoods during the 1980s economic recession

Paperback:

9780340834541 | New edition (Hodder & Stoughton, June 20, 2005), cover price $14.10 | About this edition: The mesmerising new novel from the acclaimed author of THE CLEARING - 'An extraordinary novel, one of the best I've read in years' Annie Proulx Paul Thibodeaux is a handsome, laid-back young man married to Colette, the most beautiful woman in the small Louisiana town where they grew up.
9780312199364 | Picador USA, February 1, 1999, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Paul follows his young bride Colette as she leaves their small town for a better life in California and returns with her to Lousiana, where they must pick up the pieces of both their marriage and their livelihoods during the 1980s economic recession

This novel is a gripping story of a murderous battle for control, and a wise, compassionate investigation into the bonds of love and family and of what sustains people through loss.

Hardcover:

9780375414749 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, June 1, 2003, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Returning from the Great War a changed man, Byron Aldridge drifts away from his privileged and charmed life to take a job as a constable in a remote Louisiana sawmill, while his younger brother, taking over management of the mill, struggles to understandhim.

Paperback:

9780340828908 | New edition (Hodder & Stoughton, July 19, 2004), cover price $14.10 | About this edition: This novel is a gripping story of a murderous battle for control, and a wise, compassionate investigation into the bonds of love and family and of what sustains people through loss.
9781400030538 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, May 1, 2004), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Returning from the Great War a changed man, Byron Aldridge drifts away from his privileged and charmed life to take a job as a constable in a remote Louisiana sawmill, while his younger brother, taking over management of the mill, struggles to understand him, in an atmospheric novel of family, justice, and obligation.

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Product Description: As it approaches its twentieth year, Shannon Ravenel's anthology has taken on a kind of cult status among readers, writers, teachers of short fiction, and trend watchers. It was here that some of the most well-respected voices of the last two decades were first recognized, here that writers tell us they were discovered by agents, here that they landed their first book deals...read more
By Tim Gautreaux (introduced by) and Shannon Ravenel (editor)

Paperback:

9781565124325 | Algonquin Books, January 5, 2004, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: As it approaches its twentieth year, Shannon Ravenel's anthology has taken on a kind of cult status among readers, writers, teachers of short fiction, and trend watchers.

The acclaimed annual short fiction series--this year featuring guest editor E. L. Doctorow--collects the work of Raymond Carver, Amy Bloom, Ha Jin, Walter Mosley, Jhumpa Lahiri, and many other notable authors. Read by the authors. Simultaneous. (view table of contents)
By E. L. Doctorow (editor), Tim Gautreaux (narrator), Allan Gurganus (narrator), Katrina Kenison and Z. Z. Packer (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9780618093212 | Abridged edition (Houghton Mifflin, November 16, 2000), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Features works by Raymond Carver, Amy Bloom, Ha Jin, Walter Mosley, and Jhumpa Lahiri.

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A collection of richly felt tales dealing with the contemporary American landscape and the potential of psychological redemption offer portraits of a grandfather blaming himself for his grandchildren's lack of moral sense, a life-changing hitchhiker, and more. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780312203085 | Picador USA, October 1, 1999, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A collection of stories offers empathetic portraits of unanchored people finding love and a renewal of traditions, including a man's life-changing ride with a one-armed female hitchhiker and a camera repairman who discovers a woman's secrets in her undeveloped film

Paperback:

9780312267926 | Picador USA, September 1, 2000, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: A collection of richly felt tales dealing with the contemporary American landscape and the potential of psychological redemption offer portraits of a grandfather blaming himself for his grandchildren's lack of moral sense, a life-changing hitchhiker, and more.

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When Paul's wife flees Louisiana for California convinced that her husband has wronged her, the wounded spouse mounts a tender campaign to win her back to the Cajun bayou where he thinks she ultimately belongs. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.

Hardcover:

9780312147273 | St Martins Pr, September 1, 1996, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: A collection of short stories set in Louisianna incorporate the customs and cadences of modern Cajun life with ordinary people who face extraordinary circumstances or decisions

Paperback:

9780312169947 | Picador USA, September 1, 1997, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A collection of short stories set in Louisianna incorporate the customs and cadences of modern Cajun life with ordinary people who face extraordinary circumstances or decisions

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