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The Piano Tuner: Stories


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Peter Meinke has published stories and poems in the "Atlantic," "Redbook," "Yankee," "The New Yorker," "New Republic," and "Virginia Quarterly Review." His stories have twice been included in the O'Henry Award volumes and once in Best American Short Stories. In 1975 he studied in Africa and in 1978-79 he was a Fulbright lecturer in Poland. He is director of the writing workshop at Eckerd College.


This is storytelling at its best. Strongly recommended.

--Library Journal

Meinke has a satiric eye, a mixture of black and droll humor, a compassion for misfits, a keen sense of the absurd, and an understanding of the myriad of forces moving the human head and heart.

--Studies in Short Fiction
The Piano Tuner exhibits strong and consistent writing throughout. Meinke's poetic skill is evident in his ability to jar a reader with a single line. . . . He provides insight at arm's length, asking not necessarily that the reader care about the characters yet almost forcing him to understand them.--Washington Post Book World

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