Destination Known (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) (Hardcover)

By Brett Ellen Block

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822941682, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2001

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Paperback (11/7/2014)

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Description

Winner of the 2001 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction, these stories explore the detours, potholes, and speed bumps along the road of life and the struggle to get behind the wheel and take control.


Praise For Destination Known (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize)

“In language that is truthful, focused, deceptively ordinary, and always observant, Block crafts stories about intimations of disaster or moments of awakening. These stories combine the blue collar texture and bulldog perplexity we associate with Raymond Carver and , on the other hand, the clipped economies of William Carlos Williams.”
--Atlantic Monthly



“The stories in Brett Ellen Block’s new collection are motion-blurred as snapshots taken from a moving car. . . . Block catches the transients, drifters and runaways that populate her best stories in mid-flight, when a moment’s hesitation or a step in a different direction makes all the difference in the world.”
--New York Times