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User Topic: Stewart O'Nana
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Default  Posted: 6:10 AM, July 23rd (Friday)

Stumbled upon this guy quite by accident a week ago. So far I've read "Last Night at the Lobster," "Songs for the Missing," and "Prayers for the Dying."

All I can say is - wow. Especially "Prayers."

*Crap, it's time to get coffee. I tacked an extra "a" onto his name - it's O'Nan, not O'Nana.

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Posts: 2767 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: MN
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Default  Posted: 7:14 AM, July 23rd (Friday)

I read "Last Night at the Lobster" years ago an really liked it. Will have to check out his others now. Thanks for reminding me of him.

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Default  Posted: 10:44 AM, July 23rd (Friday)

What's the genre?

She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

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Member # 24263
Default  Posted: 1:36 PM, July 23rd (Friday)

It's hard to pin him to a particular genre, I think.

Lobster: the story (third person) of the last night of business for a Red Lobster, told from the viewpoint of one character.

Missing: the story (third person) of a young woman gone missing and the subsequent impact that has on her family and friends.

Prayers: historical fiction of a post-Civil War town hit with fire and disease. Told from the second person in a very subtle and effective fashion.

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