The burning -- The girl in the orange hat -- The forest ranger -- I take care of things -- Land -- Text and notes -- Play like I'm sheriff -- The shark -- The sounds of silence -- The art of a lady -- Ride the thunder -- The troll -- Thermopylae -- With no breeze.
Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction
Joyce Carol Oates
University of Iowa Press
"Jack Cady's The Burning has stories that are quite honestly unforgettable--one might almost wish to 'forget' them, because of their power to haunt and disturb, if it weren't for the obvious compassion that underlies their art. The stories are direct, uncluttered, unpretentious. Which is not to say that they aren't ambitious --they are very ambitious indeed. It takes no special critical powers to recognize in Cady an exceptional writer, who is not just promising but has already achieved some remarkable feats. The Burning will introduce an important new writer and will do honor to the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction."--Joyce Carol Oates, finalist judge for the 1972 competition--Front flap.
Copyright © 1972 by Jack Cady. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, without permission in writing from the publisher.