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Light Action in the Caribbean Stories

R stunning secret When some young boys on the lookout for easy money get caught with a truckload of stolen horses thievery uickly turns into redemption For a group of convicts a gathering of birds in the prison yard may be the key to transcendence both figurative and literal And with the title story Lopez enters a territory of unmitigated evil reminiscent of Conrad Here are saints who shouldn't touch but do; sinne. Read Emory Bear Hands Birds

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Rs who insist on the life of the spirit; a postcard paradise that turns into nightmareLight Action in the Caribbean has already been hailed by Russell Banks as tough minded emotionally turbulent and always intelligent E Annie Proulx describes these stories as subtle and mysterious and says that a reader cannot leave Lopez's fictional territory unchanged This is a book that breaks exciting new ground for Barry Lope. A nice selection of short stories Lopez writes both fiction and nonfiction in beautifully crafted prose

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Moving from fable and historical fiction to contemporary realism this book of stories from Barry Lopez is erotic and wise full of irresistible characters doing things they shouldn't do for reasons that are mysterious and irreducible In The Letters of Heaven a packet of recently discovered 17th century Peruvian love letters presents a 20th century man with the paralyzing choice of either protecting or exposing thei. Barry Lopez s stories are wonderfully delicate Not in the sense of being soft or sentimental or flowery but its like they have a highly textured and fragile surface The characters in his stories recognize that their life all their hopes and dreams depends upon the careful balance of this surface and the lightness of their tread upon it and they are drawn into a profound respect and deep reverence for its harmony In this way his stories are usually heading toward the intersection of the physical and the spiritual I like the ways his characters are seeking the intentionality with which they move For this reason the title story comes as an extra shock It follows the trajectory of characters heading the opposite way a direction he does not usually go And because of this the story was so profound and unsettling A worthwhile read and really works as a counterpoint to the Flannery O Connor book of essays I just read and the different ways that authors use violence I would like to listen to a conversation between them


About the Author: Barry Lopez

Barry Holstun Lopez is an American author essayist and fiction writer whose work is known for its environmental and social concernsLopez has been described as the nation's premier nature writer by the San Francisco Chronicle In his non fiction he freuently examines the relationship between human culture and physical landscape while in his fiction he addresses issues of intimacy ethics an



10 thoughts on “Light Action in the Caribbean Stories

  1. says:

    Another brilliant collection by Lopez two books in and he is swiftly becoming a favorite of mine This collection seemed to have less of an overarching theme than the book I read last month Field Notes The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren but some central threads oldforgotten manuscripts and letters and characters caught in illicit situations Lopez has this beautiful calm tone and each story is cerebral and contemp

  2. says:

    I recently read an essay by Barry Lopez titled The Rediscovery of North America In the essay he suggests a way that we as participants in the landscape of our continent can look directly at the lusts that shaped our history and decide that they will not define us The essay is bold brief and clearand the thought he develops is a rich one But I don't feel that the essay finishes it It names examples but doesn't g

  3. says:

    Barry Lopez's stories are wonderfully delicate Not in the sense of being soft or sentimental or flowery but its like they have a highly textured and fragile surface The characters in his stories recognize that their life all

  4. says:

    Read Emory Bear Hands' Birds

  5. says:

    i'd give it five stars for the story The Mappist included here which is beautiful The rest of the collection however veers wildly from simply boring and overwrought to truly horrifying

  6. says:

    Highlights Remembering Orchards Thomas Lowdermilk's Generosity The Construction of the Rachel

  7. says:

    A nice selection of short stories Lopez writes both fiction and nonfiction in beautifully crafted prose

  8. says:

    Lopez’s writing is lovely on a sentence level but his stories were either short meditation on an academic subject or all build up for a spark of action The Title story “Light action in the Caribbean” was my favorite story It is centered on a woman who has learned to dive for an all expenses paid Caribbean vacation with her money flashing boyfriend As she gets ready for the dive she begins to realize that he is a

  9. says:

    The title story will make your jaw drop especially since all the other stories are so pastoral and poetic No one writes like Barry There are authors who weave in science eg Andrea Barrett but Lopez has such a beautiful aura about him Barry Lopez should be The Official Poet Laureate of Planet Earth

  10. says:

    Lopez is one of my favorites

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