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The Hermit King and Other Stories [Hardcover]

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The Hermit King and Other Stories by William Cobb

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Pages   184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.38 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 2005
Publisher   Livingston Press (AL)
ISBN  1931982651  
ISBN13  9781931982658  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A native of Demopolis, Alabama, William Cobb taught at the University of Montevallo, where he was writer in residence for twelve years. He was educated at Livingston State College and Vanderbilt University. He is married to the short story writer Loretta Cobb (The Ocean Was Salt); they have one daughter and two grandchildren. They continue to live in Montevallo. William has also written for the stage; his three plays produced in several regional theaters and in New York are Sunday's Child, A Place of Springs, and Early Rains. His non-fiction has appeared in Southern Living Magazine; he contributed the essay "When The Opry Was In Ryman and We Still Believed in God" to the anthology The Remembered Gate: Memoirs by Alabama Writers. His writing has been awarded numerous prizes, among them Story Magazine's Story of the Year in 1965, Several Hackney Literary awards, and the Alabama Library Association's Fiction Book of the Year award in 2000. In 2007 he was given the Harper Lee Award, presented each year to an Alabama writer for distinguished fiction writing.

William Cobb currently resides in Montevallo Montevallo. William Cobb was born in 1937.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > General
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > United States

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A vivid peek into the heart of America sixty years ago  May 3, 2006
Set in American in 1944, The Hermit King is a novel about two prankster children in Alabama, captivated by the legend of a mysterious, one-eyed black hermit living in the swamps and carrying a bullwhip as long as five men. Their irresistible curiosity leads them into terrible danger, in this sober story about being forced to grow up all too soon. Now in a new edition revised by the author, accompanied by five short stories, and with a foreword by Bert Hitchcock offering perspective upon how the novel fits into author Cobb's works, The Hermit King is a vivid peek into the heart of America sixty years ago.

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