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Meg Files
Home is the Hunter

Original Airdate: June 25, 1997


About the Author

Meg Files is the author of the acclaimed novel "Meridian 144." Her stories and poems have appeared in scores of literary magazines. She teaches creative writing at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, and has been director of the Pima Writers' Workshop, the Colorado Mountain Writers' Workshop and the Gila Writers' Conference.


About this Book

The 12 stories in "Home Is the Hunter and Other Stories" deal with recurring dark and threatening themes: dysfunctional families, relationships in disrepair, childlessness (and the loss of a child) and cancer. But the stories also contain redemption and hope; relationships break down so that they may be made stronger, and people learn from their nightmares. The stories happen all over the map, from semi-rural Midwest to the deserts and mountains of the Southwest to the storm-wracked islands of the south seas. But whatever the setting, these stories illuminate the landscape of the human heart.



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