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Times Square and Other Stories by William Baer

 
 
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Able Muse Press announces the publication of the short story collection, Times Square and Other Stories
by William Baer

now available for order!

    Times Square
    Poems by William Baer
    Paperback ~ $19.95

    (Able Muse Press, August 2015)
    218 pages
    ISBN 978-1-927409-43-5
     

    Also available soon in DIGITAL EDITONS on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook: $9.99

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

     

    In William Baer’s Times Square and Other Stories, there are everyday characters walking extraordinary paths for love; there are smart, skillful characters struggling to reconcile their viewpoints and convictions with the status quo in fields such as art, education, the cinema and religious doctrine. There is baseball and the story of the skills, training and ethics of pitching in the big leagues. And there is war and an enemy invasion juxtaposed with a do-or-die chess game. The stories take us coast to coast from New York to LA, away to South America, and overseas to Eastern and Western Europe. This is a fun-filled, fact-filled collection that smoothly melds scholarship with the everyday for unique, fresh, and highly intelligent stories, which are also highly entertaining.

    PRAISE FOR TIMES SQUARE AND OTHER STORIES:

    How wonderful to come across such a serious collection of short stories! Not “serious” as in boring and tendentious; but serious as in grown-up, broadminded, large-hearted, sharply observed, and dryly, obliquely funny. Bill Baer’s fiction kicks ass.
                — Pinckney Benedict, author of Town Smoke

    As elegantly written as they are inventive, the short stories in Times Square and Other Stories engage the reader all the way from the title piece, an ambitious tale that draws upon art, love, and the complex beauty of the human narrative, through eight other works that touch upon the timeless questions of what it means to create and to act, to be and to pretend. Baer’s collection achieves that Horatian goal so sorely lacking in much of contemporary fiction—informing while delighting at the same time. The obligation to craft is taken very seriously in these pages, but the effort that undoubtedly went into their composition could easily be overlooked due to the skill with which they are rendered, and the degree to which they are enjoyed.
                — A.G. Harmon, author of A House All Stilled

    Times Square and Other Stories, William Baer’s twice-measured fictions, channel the reflecting reflections of James and Borges back into our self-conscious consciousness. Like the four-story signs plastering the “real” Times Square, these signs sing themselves, maps as detailed as the things they represent. These fictions resuscitate Poe’s unities of effects, breathing life back into the simulacrum of life. I loved this book; it can’t help but blurb itself!
                — Michael Martone, author of Four for a Quarter

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    William Baer, a recent Guggenheim fellow, is the author of eighteen books including The Ballad Rode into Town; Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets; and Classic American Films: Conversations with the Screenwriters. His short stories have been published in The Iowa Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Chariton Review, The Dalhousie Review, and many other literary journals. He’s also a former Fulbright in Portugal and the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

Able Muse Press announces the publication of the short story collection, Times Square and Other Stories
by William Baer

is now available for order!

    Times Square
    Poems by William Baer
    Paperback ~ $19.95

    (Able Muse Press, August 2015)
    218 pages
    ISBN 978-1-927409-43-5
 

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