Forty Martyrs

Forty Martyrs

Philip F. Deaver / Oct 16, 2019

Forty Martyrs The long awaited follow up from the author of the Flannery O Connor Award winning collection Silent Retreats Forty Martyrs follows the intertwining lives of the people of Tuscola Illinois a small

  • Title: Forty Martyrs
  • Author: Philip F. Deaver
  • ISBN: 9781941681947
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • The long awaited follow up from the author of the Flannery O Connor Award winning collection, Silent Retreats, Forty Martyrs follows the intertwining lives of the people of Tuscola, Illinois, a small Midwestern college town that, over the course of the book, collectively experiences a spectacular fire, a terrible stabbing, and a questionable religious sighting Through shiThe long awaited follow up from the author of the Flannery O Connor Award winning collection, Silent Retreats, Forty Martyrs follows the intertwining lives of the people of Tuscola, Illinois, a small Midwestern college town that, over the course of the book, collectively experiences a spectacular fire, a terrible stabbing, and a questionable religious sighting Through shifts in tone and perspective, Deaver s natural storytelling creates a beautiful symphonic effect, an ode to small towns and Midwestern lives.

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      • Philip F. Deaver

        Philip F Deaver is an American writer and poet from Tuscola, Illinois His work has appeared in literary magazines, including The New England Review, the Kenyon Review, Frostproof Review, the Florida Review, Poetry Miscellany and The Reaper.He is a professor of English and permanent writer in residence at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida He also lectures at Spalding University s limited residency Master of Fine Arts program.Deaver was born in Chicago, and grew up in Tuscola, Illinois Following high school, Deaver attended St Joseph s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, where he majored in English literature Deaver married in 1968, and taught in 1968 69 at St Francis High School, Wheaton, Illinois In the summer of 1969, he was drafted into the U.S Army and stationed in Frankfurt, Germany.Following military service, Deaver worked in a Model Cities program in Indianapolis He received consecutive Charles Stewart Mott Fellowships, resulting in a Masters Degree in Education at Ball State University and a Doctorate from the University of Virginia.In 1986 he received the Flannery O Connor Award for Short Fiction for his story collection Silent Retreats University of Georgia Press, 1988 In 1988 his story Arcola Girls appeared in Prize Stories The O Henry Awards.In 1995 his short story, Forty Martyrs, was cited in Best American Short Stories Later that year his short story The Underlife was cited in the Pushcart Prize XX.In May, 2005 his collection of poems, How Men Pray, was published In August of that year two poems The Worrier s Guild and Flying were selected by Garrison Keillor for The Writer s Almanac In the summer of 2006, Deaver s story Lowell and the Rolling Thunder appeared in the Kenyon Review with an interview with the author posted on their website at kenyonreview.


    791 Comments

    1. All heart, no gimmicks. Deaver is my favorite short story writer this side of Dubus. The humanity crackles from the page.


    2. Although I really liked his book of short stories, I just couldn't get into this novel. It bothered me for one thing that he kept referring to Tuscola as a small college town, which it's not. I know because I live in the nearby city that hosts a first-class university. It also bothered me that the characters all seemed so hapless and wonky and that the narrative arc just didn't seem to be going anywhere, but in all fairness I did not read past about the halfway point. Life is too short if you're [...]


    3. My review in The Brooklyn Rail:Those who don’t follow publishing trends likely aren’t aware that linked story collections, like man buns, are out; in their place we have the “novel-in-stories”. While some authors might see the change as nothing more than publishing jargon, Philip F. Deaver has risen to the challenge of a short story collection with novel-like plotting. Forty Martyrs is divided into two sections. The first, “The Fire”, demonstrates what the novel-in-stories can do whe [...]


    4. I've just discovers Philip Deaver's writings when I received a copy of this book from the publisher a few months ago. I enjoy short stories, so I started reading. Love this book and all it's quirky, small town characters! Good read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written story. Deaver does not disappoint.


    5. Deaver is a new-to-me author and a pleasant discovery. He is on the English faculty at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His previous publications have received acclaim and awards. This collection of nine stories centers around the small town of Tuscola in east central Illinois. Most of the protagonists are linked in some way to the college as well as to the local Catholic parish, Forty Martyrs. But believe me, these are not stuffy self-righteous people. These nine stories were written ov [...]


    6. Tuscola is a small town in east central Illinois. It's about 25 miles from Champaign/Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. Tuscola is the setting of author Philip Deaver's book of short stories, "Forty Martyrs". All the stories are individual but all share the same characters and progress in a certain pattern of time, very much like Elizabeth Strout's "Olive Kitteridge". And as with Strout's "Crosby, Maine", the town of Tuscola, Illinois is as large a character in "Forty Martyrs" as are it [...]


    7. Recommended by Barb S.This collection of short stories is set in Tuscola, Illinois, a small Midwestern college town. The characters that populate this book could be your next door neighbors. In the short story “Vasco and the Virgin” we meet Vasco Whirly, a troubled man. Complicating his life is his ex-wife, two daughters, his failure to get tenure at the college, and a visit from the Virgin Mary. On April 13 Vasco was standing in his driveway minding his own business when the Madonna appears [...]


    8. An engrossing novel-in-stories that paints a vivid picture of small town American life, FORTY MARTYRS has claimed its well-deserved place on my bookshelf among its subtly-gripping bedfellows, Sherwood Anderson's WINESBURG, OHIO and Elizabeth Stroutt's OLIVE KITTERIDGE. Most delightful was the thread of dark humor woven throughout Deaver's deftly-structured fictional relay -- moments which bubbled up in just the right places and had me laughing out loud more than once. All in all, a provocative g [...]


    9. A mixture of infidelity, bias, and domestic violence are used to show the entanglement of psychic turmoil, religious indecision, and human weakness in a small town. There is sadness and devaluation of life that is portrayed by characters just trying to get by with little if any rewards. This collection of stories is tied together through a thin thread of hometown, relatives, friends, or frequently visits to the same establishments.


    10. This book was riveting, I could not put it down. You think it is a simple story -- but then all of the different characters become so complicated and their supposedly simple lives much more complicated than you could think!



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