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Works

So Bravely Vegetative

Winner of the Prize Americana for Fiction.

 

"I kept thinking that I wouldn't mind ending up as a character in one of his stories. Odds are, he'd do me justice." Dorothy Allison, New York Times Book Review

"Alan Davis writes with a poet's sense of language, lyricism, and imagination...The range in these stories is nothing short of amazing." Clint McCown

"A marvelous collection of stories - beautifully written, daringly inventive, frequently disturbing...These stories will haunt you." Michael C. White

Alone With the Owl

Winner of the Minnesota Voices Project (now the Many Voices Project).

 

"Although these stories occur in many different parts of the country, they are aesthetically shaped by the landscape of Louisiana, the muddy delta, and the oily bayou - the bottomland to which all things flow." Debra Marquart, author of The Horizontal World

"In Alone with the Owl I have met a gallery of characters more thoroughly and deeply than I do in half a year of my ordinary existence." Josip Novakovich

Rumors from the Lost World

Winner of the Minnesota Voices Project (now the Many Voices Project).

 

"Alan Davis's voice transports and sings....I kept thinking that I wouldn't mind winding up as a character in one of his stories. Odds are, he'd do me justice." Dorothy Allison, NYT Book Review


"Rumors from the Lost World is a magical collection of stories, one of the best I've encountered in years. It's hard to convey my enthusiasm for this book -- all the ordinary adjectives of praise seem trite and inadequate. But as personal testimony, I can say that I was tremendously moved and enlightened by each story, and that the collection as a whole lingers in my memory like a hometown -- a place I once lived in and once loved." Tim O'Brien, author of Going After Cacciato

 

"[Davis] has an original talent, a feel for action, a sparse yet vivid style, a sharp satirical sense, a keen eye and ear for the follies of the age." Walker Percy, author of The Moviegoer