Opal
Title:
Opal

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US$ 18.00

Contributor:
Thomas-Plunk, Diane (Author)
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Publisher:
Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Imprint:
Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Publish Date:
26-January-2017
ISBN:
978-1-4575-5355-4
Description:
<p>&lt;p&gt;Opal Pratt shuns confrontati more ...
<p>&lt;p&gt;Opal Pratt shuns confrontation like a yard dog shuns a skunk. You&rsquo;ll see her in 1950s rural Mississippi as a plain, reclusive spinster. She&rsquo;s not afraid of people. She just avoids them. Yet, when push comes to the inevitable shove, she comes through &ndash; though perhaps reluctantly &ndash; for those she loves. In this collection, you&rsquo;ll also meet the stripper, the pregnant teenager, the immigrant Baptist preacher, Opal&rsquo;s only suitor, the county sheriff and his nearly out-of-control deputy, the blind shopkeeper, and Opal&rsquo;s young friend, Billy. Step into Opal&rsquo;s world where you will both cry for her and cheer her.&lt;/p&gt;</p> <p>&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p> <p>&lt;p&gt;A Pushcart Prize nominee, Thomas-Plunk was also recognized by NPR when her entry was designated a &ldquo;favorite&rdquo; in their Three-Minute Fiction contest. Her story, &ldquo;Cassie&rsquo;s Chair,&rdquo; was recently a nalist in the Nivalis 2016 short fi ction competition. Another of her stories, previously published online by Steel Toe Review, was selected for the journal&rsquo;s annual print edition. More than a dozen of Thomas-Plunk&rsquo;s short stories and poetry have appeared in Deep South Magazine, Belle Reve Literary Journal, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Steel Toe Review and China Grove Magazine.&lt;/p&gt;</p> <p>&lt;p&gt;Thomas-Punk was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, the cultural, commercial and social head of the Mississippi Delta. She and her husband now reside in north Mississippi.&lt;/p&gt;</p>
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