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Disturbance-loving species

Peter Chilson

Disturbance-loving species

a novella and stories

by Peter Chilson

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston, MA .
Written in English


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StatementPeter Chilson.
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LC ClassificationsPS
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 229 p. ;
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22760963M
ISBN 109780618858705

About the Author Peter Chilson is professor of creative writing and literature at Washington State University. He is the author of Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa, Disturbance-Loving Species: A Novella and Stories, and We Never Knew Exactly . But Peter Chilson’s intelligent, gripping, and emotionally complex new book, Disturbance-Loving Species, winner of the prestigious Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for fiction, defies that doomsday one novella and four short stories that make up this collection throb with the life of Africa, from a market “like a great pond-based ecosystem, billowing with hierarchies of species and teeming with predators .

  PETER CHILSON teaches writing and literature at Washington State University. He is the author of the travelogue Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa (University of Georgia Press, ), which won the Associated Writing Programs Award in nonfiction, and the story collection Disturbance-Loving Species: A Novella and Stories (Mariner Books, ), winner of the Bread Loaf .   Peter Chilson is the author of two books about Africa: The travelogue Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa, and the fiction collection Disturbance-Loving Species, which won the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference prize for short fiction. His essays and fiction have appeared in The American Scholar, Ascent, Audubon, Best American Travel Writing, Gulf Coast, North American Review, .

Chilson's first book of fiction, Disturbance-loving Species: A Novella and Stories, also explores the culture shock that results when West African and American cultures meet. The novella "Tea with Soldiers," for example, focuses on protagonist David Carter, a young American who teaches English at a high school in Niger.   Now Peter Chilson, an associate professor of English at Washington State University, enters the fray with “Disturbance-Loving Species,” a book of one novella and four short stories.


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He is the author of the travelogue Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa (University of Georgia Press, ), which won the Associated Writing Programs Award in nonfiction, and the story collection Disturbance-Loving Species: A Novella and Stories (Mariner Books, ), winner of the Bread Loaf.

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