B. J. Hollars's debut short story collection offers ten thematically linked tales, all of which are out to subvert conventional notions of the Midwestern coming-of-age story. The stories feature an assemblage of Bigfoot believers, Civil War re-enactors, misidentified Eskimos, and grief-stricken clowns, among other outcasts incapable of finding a place in their worlds. In these marvellous stories, we can join a family on a very 21st century trip along the Oregon Trail, watch as a boy builds a brother from a vacuum cleaner, follow a sandlot baseball team as it struggles to overcome an invasion by its Native American neighbours, and experience how a high school basketball squad takes to Sasquatch roaming its court. This genre-bending collection charts a bizarre pathway through the thickets of life on the road to adulthood. Pushing the limits of realism, these stories capture the peculiar rites of passage of growing up Midwestern.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||180||Dimensjoner||13,5cm x 20,1cm x 1,3cm|
|Vekt||204 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories|