CONTACT: SARAH WALZ
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2012; fax (319) 335-2055
UI Press publishes new collection of award-winning author Abbott
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A new collection of short stories by the award-winning
authorLee K. Abbott has been published by the University of Iowa Press.
"Wet Places at Noon" is a collection of eight stories cited
for their ability to capture the lives and relationships of men struggling
to make sense of the world they find themselves in.
Kirkus Reviews (September 1997) called Abbott "a writer with one
of the most distinctive voices in American fiction."
"Too rich, perhaps, for some tastes, but fiction with a vigor,
intelligence, and rueful wit sorely lacking from the work of many of Abbott's
contemporaries," Kirkus says.
"Wet Places at Noon" is Abbott's sixth collection of short
stories. His work has been reprinted in "The Best American Short Stories,"
"The Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards" and "The Pushcart
He has won the National Magazine Award for Fiction, the St. Lawrence
Prize of Fiction and the "StoryQuarterly" Award for Fiction,
"Wet Places at Noon" is available at bookstores nationwide
for $22.95 clothbound. The book can also be ordered from the UI Press by
calling (319) 384-3808 (for calls within Johnson County) or 1-800-235-2665
(outside Johnson County).
Information is also available at the UI Press website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~uipress/