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A Collection of Short Fiction

by Lisa Sandlin
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Violet Crown Award 1997, Texas Writers League
Best Fiction 1997, Texas Institute of Letters

Product Details

10-digit ISBN0-938317-27-X
13-digit ISBN9780938317272
Page Count192
Publication DateApril 1, 1997
RightsAll Rights Available
It's the 60's in Texas. Towns like Port Sabine and Vidor. White kids and black kids in school together for the first time. The black disc jockey says, "This one is dedicated to all you blue-eyed soul sisters out there, hiding what the good Lord gave you. Move into it, babies."

Message to the Nurse of Dreams is about growing up in the late 60s in a Gulf-wind-soaked Texas oil town where every kid was one generation removed from the country but nobody was a cowboy, in the time we all—black and white—got mixed together, half-grown, half-children, trying to decide if we were as different as we’d been led to believe our whole lives.
Library Journal
Set in the late 1960s, this refreshing collection of stories deals with black and white youth, not quite grown, who are trying to comprehend why and how they are all mexied together in a Texas oil town.
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The New York Times

"Sandlin's stories focus on young women, using their naivete to build moving portrayals of people coming to understand others even as they remain unsure about themselves."
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