Same Place Same Things Author:Tim Gautreaux In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart an... more »d humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.« less
Gautreaux's short stories are wonderfully written. You know the characters because you have a neighbor, work colleague or relative just like them. The stories are about lives of the poor in Lousiana and don't always have happy endings...just like life.