January 28, 2003 - Amazon Books: Men at Risk

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Men at Risk
by Tunisia RPCV Samuel Atlee

Men at Risk
by Tunisia RPCV Samuel Atlee

Men at Risk
by Samuel Atlee

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* Paperback: 169 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 8.96 x 6.08
* Publisher: Creative Arts Book Co; ; (July 2002)
* ISBN: 088739406X
* Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars Based on 5 reviews. Write a review.
* Amazon.com Sales Rank: 609,558

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Editorial Reviews
Table of Contents
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Righteous, Bold as Lions
The Inn of the Three Gorges
Bingo Swine & Flypaper Sisters
The Goodman Keilworth 1938
The Girl from Blue Hawaii
What I Know Now
A Woman from Kansas
An Erawan Monkey
The Field Desk
True Believers
Overture from a Faithful Booster

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"... These stories quicken our awareness of how the unexpected always arrives with its own claims and consequences."

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5 out of 5 stars Gems from an accomplished author, October 5, 2002
Reviewer: stanzasuite (see more about me) from Woodmere, Illinois
I've read Atlee's stories in literary magazines over the years and was very happy to to be able to get a collection of his work. This is a wonderful collection, well paced in terms of venue and point of view. The settings for the stories themselves are interesting -- China, the Philippines, and Thailand, to name a few -- as well as those that take place here at home. While most of the tales are about men and the predicaments they're in, there is a wonderful long, detailed story at the center of the book about female liberation. It's as if he put this there to show that he could deal with other themes, and he does so brilliantly. I'm a woman and a professor of English and this is one of the friedndliest, most accessible collections I've read in years. I highly recommend it!

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5 out of 5 stars An exceptional collection, August 24, 2002
Reviewer: S. Buchanan from San Francisco, CA USA
Quite simply: this is one of the most intelligent collections of stories I have read in years. Sam Atlee is both a "writer's writer" and "reader's writer" - highly recommended.

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4 out of 5 stars Short stories that really come to life -- A great read!, August 13, 2002
Reviewer: H.A. Rose from Wynnewood, PA United States
I really enjoyed reading this book. These stories take place in exotic and distant lands of the Far East as well as in the familiar - but still some how foreign - spaces within America's borders. However, the most intriguing journeys are those taken into the soul and human condition of the book's characters. Whether a place or a person, they came to life in stories that drew me in and kept me wanting more. I recommend this book to anyone who appreciates well-written literature.

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5 out of 5 stars Men at Risk, stories by Samuel Atlee, August 12, 2002
Reviewer: Martha Witte from Philadelphia, PA, USA
The book jacket promises stories with contemporary themes, and Atlee's volume does not disappoint. Furthermore, his collection is wise and faceted, not tiredly obsessive or fragmented. Atlee sees problems in the round, and can plot them so well that even the dilemmas of his most odious characters are felt intuitively, not gotten to boorishly. The most conventional narratives are "Artist on a Roof" and "The Inn of the Three Gorges." The most eloquent is certainly "The Field Desk." Less conventional are "An Erawan Monkey" and "Overture from a Faithful Booster," in which large, almost gothic realities loom over near-diminished characters.

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