Swinging Through Dixie: Novellas and Stories

Swinging Through Dixie: Novellas and Stories

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Rooke is an original. . . . Deliberately eccentric . . . deliciously inventive, always rewarding.--The Washington Post

The two novellas and three short stories in this new collection by the critically-acclaimed, North Carolina-born author Leon Rooke are united by place and mood. Set largely in the post-WWII American South, peopled by Watermelon Queens and ten-year-old business men, these joyful, touching, brilliantly crafted pieces speak to a time and sensibility long forgotten.

Leon Rooke is a novelist, short story writer, editor, and critic. He has published twenty-eight books, nearly three hundred short stories, and is the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature.



Author: Leon Rooke
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: 10/11/2016
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781771961035

About the Author
Leon Rooke is a novelist, short story writer, playwright, editor and critic. He was born in rural North Carolina, but has been a resident of Canada for many years. He has published 28 books, and nearly 300 short stories have been published. Over the course of his career, Leon Rooke has been writer-in-residence at numerous North American universities, including the University of Victoria, Southwest Minnesota State University and the University of Toronto. Rooke is also the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including the Canada-Australia Literary Prize (1981), the Governor General's Award for English Language Fiction for Shakespeare´s Dog (1985), and the North Carolina Award for Literature (1990).