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The Coast Of Good Intentions


Michael Byers


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Michael Byers’s award-winning collection The Coast of Good Intentions tells graceful tales of achingly unresolved lives on the Pacific Northwest coast. Byers captures the lives of ferry workers, carpenters, park rangers, and adolescents leaving home, against a backdrop of crab factories, cranberry bogs, the fog-shrouded shore, and the Seattle skyline. A poignant collection, these stories are “richly peopled with compelling characters whose wisdom and experiences span the generations” (San Jose Mercury News).

Praise For The Coast Of Good Intentions: Stories

"Micheal Byers writes about the passions that govern and shape our lives with breathtaking skill and knowledge of the heart. It's hard to imagine so much knowledge of life coming from so young a writer" —

Mariner Books, 9780618446513, 180pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2004

About the Author

Michael Byers’s story collection The Coast of Good Intentions won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Long for This World was featured on the History Channel's “Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine.” The recipient of a Whiting Foundation Writer’s Award, Byers lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children.