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Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories

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Nota: 4.5 de 5 estrelas4.5/5 (11 avaliações)
Duração: 217 páginas4 horas

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Bizarre & brazen…
Wilson tells bizarre stories in a brazen voice, spinning surprise endings that will have you laughing over life’s absurdities.

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A debut short story collection in the tradition of writers like Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, and George Saunders—strange, imaginative, and refreshingly originalnow back in print as part of Ecco’s “Art of the Story” Series, and with a new introduction from the author


Kevin Wilson’s characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. “Grand Stand-In” is narrated by an employee of the Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider—a company that supplies “stand-ins” for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in “Blowing Up On the Spot,” a story singled out by Ann Patchett for Ploughshares, a young woman works sorting tiles at a Scrabble factory after her parents have spontaneously combusted.

Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways we try to cope with both.

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Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories

Ações de livro

Comece a ler

Dados do livro

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories

Notas:
Nota: 4.5 de 5 estrelas4.5/5 (11 avaliações)
Duração: 217 páginas4 horas

Nota do Editor

Bizarre & brazen…
Wilson tells bizarre stories in a brazen voice, spinning surprise endings that will have you laughing over life’s absurdities.

Descrição

A debut short story collection in the tradition of writers like Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, and George Saunders—strange, imaginative, and refreshingly originalnow back in print as part of Ecco’s “Art of the Story” Series, and with a new introduction from the author


Kevin Wilson’s characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. “Grand Stand-In” is narrated by an employee of the Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider—a company that supplies “stand-ins” for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in “Blowing Up On the Spot,” a story singled out by Ann Patchett for Ploughshares, a young woman works sorting tiles at a Scrabble factory after her parents have spontaneously combusted.

Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways we try to cope with both.

Ler mais