Down on the Sidewalk

Stories about Children and Childhood from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Title Details

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 03/01/2020

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5762-1

List Price: $24.95

Down on the Sidewalk

Stories about Children and Childhood from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

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Front porches, family cars, playgrounds, swimming pools: from such familiar haunts of childhood, these stories look out on the world through young eyes and hearts. Wise beyond their years-or soon to be-Ruthie, Omar, J.J., and the other kids in these stories veer in and out of touching distance to hard lessons about trust, love, and mortality. However engaged or aloof, grownups are always nearby. Far-from-perfect emissaries to the realm of adulthood, they pose questions for children even as they offer answers.

Nancy Zafris

About the Author/Editor

ETHAN LAUGHMAN is a recruitment, marketing, and communications specialist at the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design. Among the few who have read every Flannery O'Connor Award-winning volume, he has collaborated closely with the series' authors in compiling these new anthologies.