HOT ICE STUART DYBEK PDF

A Study Guide for Stuart Dybek’s “Hot Ice,” excerpted from Gale’s acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary;. Hot Ice by Stuart Dybek, The magic trick: Blending realism with the poetic to create a world of epic beauty “Hot Ice” is the most perfect. A study guide for Stuart Dybek’s Hot Ice, excerpted from Gale’s acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character.

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This study guide contains the following sections: As is typical of much of his work, Dybek mixes realism with fantasy to create a specific sense of place. At the center of the story is an urban legend about a girl who was drowned in a lake in the nearby park decades earlier and then frozen in the local ice house and the miracles that people around the stuatr attribute to her.

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Her story affects the lives of three young men: Pancho, who is fanatically religious to the point of mental instability; his brother Manny, the cynic; and Eddie, who feels both the weight of tradition and the struggle to live a good life in a harsh environment.

As they move through their days, Dybek renders with precise clarity the details of a city in transition, mixing memories of ice delivery and sharpening carts and streetcars and stuqrt boxcars with the oppressive, looming presence of the county jail and the boarded windows of a neighborhood that is slipping away from memory. The story was published in Antaeus inand the following year it was chosen for the O. Henry Award for short fiction.

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