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By Charles Baxter

Ever because the book of his first tale assortment in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly received a name as certainly one of America’s best brief tale writers. Gryphon brings jointly 16 classics with seven new tales, giving us the main entire portrait of his achievement. 

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