From Hunger

From Hunger Cover

From Hunger

By Gerald Shapiro

University of Missouri, Hardcover, 9780826208637, 184pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1993


With wonderfully idiosyncratic characters and deft use of detail, Gerald Shapiro takes us beyond the grimmness of the lives of his characters to reveal the hunger--and the hope--in us all.

About the Author
Leonard J. Greenspoon is a professor of classical and Near Eastern studies and theology and holds the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University. Ronald A. Simkins is an associate professor of theology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Creighton University. Gerald Shapiro is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Praise For From Hunger

"A promising first collection of nine stories abut men full of Weltschmerz and tangled up by affairs of the head; Shapiro's sardonic delivery is leavened by a black humor reminiscent of Bruce Jay Friedman."--Kirkus Reviews

"In a dozen short stories, Shapiro conveys the angst and appetites of many appealing and appalling characters. . . . There is plenty of humor and emotion in these well-crafted tales of modern life."--Booklist

"Shapiro's prose is often acerbic and witty, but his heart is compassionate as he allows his bemused men a flash of insight and the gift of a second chance."--Publishers Weekly