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Light Action In the Caribbean

Unabridged selections   3.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/03/2007

Light Action In the Caribbean


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In his first new work of fiction since Field Notes (1994), Barry Lopez embraces fable, historical fiction, and contemporary social realism in these spellbinding stories, all informed by his deep spiritual connection to the natural world.

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Product Description

Moving from fable and historical fiction to contemporary realism, this book of stories from Barry Lopez is erotic and wise, full of irresistible characters doing things they shouldn’t do for reasons that are mysterious and irreducible. These are the works of a master at the top of his form. As always, Lopez’s stories transcend his subjects, linking human culture and landscape, poetry and philosophy, emotion and the earth’s mysteries.

Eight of the print edition’s thirteen stories are included here:
  • Remembering Orchards
  • The Letters of Heaven
  • Emory Bear Hands’ Birds
  • Mornings in Quarain
  • Light Action in the Caribbean
  • The Deaf Girl
  • The Mappist
  • Stolen Horses


“This is a collection of subtle and mysterious stories. . . . The reader cannot leave Lopez’s fictional territory unchanged.”
      —Annie Proulx

Author Bio

BARRY LOPEZ is the author of four works of nonfiction including Artic Dreams (winner of the National Book Award) and Crossing Open Ground, seven works of fiction including Light Action in the Carribean and Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel. His work appears regularly in Harper's, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. His numberous honors also include Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, a Governor's Award, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Oregon with his wife Sandra, a book artist.

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