Collected Stories

The collection of the short stories of Harry Mark Petrakis was nominated for a National Book Award in Fiction, establishing him as a master of the form. Revealing commentaries by the author introduce each story in this collection. These modern-day tales of ordinary people put into extraordinary circumstances take us into a world of fleeting visions, doomed loves, deep sorrows and suffering fates. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781465935779
About Harry Mark Petrakis

Harry Mark Petrakis is the author of twenty-three books, short-stories, and essays, and has been nominated twice for the National Book Award. His books include the 'A Dream of Kings' (1966), set in Chicago, which was a New York Times bestseller. It was published in twelve foreign editions and was made into a motion picture (1969) starring Anthony Quinn. He has won the O. Henry Award, and received awards from Friends of American Writers, Friends of Literature, and the Society of Midland Authors. He was the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair in Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University and the McGuffy Visiting Lecturer at Ohio University. In 2004, the American College of Greece in Athens presented him with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.

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