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A Private State

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Originally published  1997
Genres  Anthology, Fiction
Author  Charlotte Bacon
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Awards  Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
Similar  Charlotte Bacon books, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winners

A Private State (1997) is a collection of short stories by Charlotte Bacon. It won the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (1998), and the Associated Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction (1996). A story from the collection "Live Free or Die," won the 1996 Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Award for Best Short Story.



Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Lisa Zeidner, a professor of English at Rutgers University, said:

Bacon is attempting to produce exciting fiction about essentially unexciting and predictable lives -- a surprisingly difficult task. It's hard to get the balance right between dailiness and drama. Readers may occasionally wish that these women and Bacon's stories took more chances. She often succeeds..


  • Charlette Bacon. A Private State, University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. ISBN 1-55849-114-7
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