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By John Blair

Winner of the 2002 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Selected through Elizabeth Hardwick

It is tough to work out what lurks underneath the outside of a muddy river, an alligator-infested lake, or a John Blair brief tale. The deep currents that force a demure, religious, church-going lady to shoot her husband; the ripple impact of a hour of darkness rendezvous at church formative years camp that is going slightly—then horribly—askew; the sinkholes which could swallow Porsche dealerships—or marriages; what's dredged up in American Standard can't simply be forgotten.

Set ordinarily in relevant Florida, Blair’s tales are jam-packed with humans dwelling lives of disquieting longing and obdurate isolation. For them, this can be the yankee general, as ubiquitous and undistinguished as vitreous china rest room fixtures.

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