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A Relative Stranger: stories
© 1990
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In A Relative Stranger, shock, comedy, and love combine in unexpected ways and in unexpected places to illuminate the tenuous connections between relatives and strangers.

In "Westland," a social worker impulsively visits the zoo, where his concern for a teenage girl leads him to a somehow inevitable showdown at a nuclear reactor. A transplanted Easterner in "Saul and Patsy Are Pregnant" becomes obsessed with the tiresome earnest, ordinary life in a midwestern farmhouse. And in the title story, an alcoholic cashier receives a phone call from a stranger--his brother.

 
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Audio of "Silent Movie" one of the stories in A Relative Stranger
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