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Kentucky Straight: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)

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I'm from Kentucky, so I was eager to see what Chris Offutt had to say for us hillbillies. While Offutt grew up in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, I did not, but my parents grew up on tobacco farms in Central Kentucky. As native Kentuckians, we have a shared heritage and mythology, the identity given to us by the outside world. It's what we seek and what we run from at the same time. These stories and the characters Offutt creates are damn good. He's a skilled writer who doesn't sentimentalize his subject, doesn't make poverty or violence seem cliché, doesn't for one second let you forget that he knows what he's talking about. This book harbors humor and heartbreak, deep despair and blinding ignorance, with enough room for faith and love in a place still forgotten and in the face of an existence most of us know nothing about.
Recommended by Rebecca, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Riveting, often heartbreaking stories that take readers through country that is figuratively and literally unmapped. These stories are set in a nameless community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679738862
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Offutt, Chris
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Kentucky Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Short stories -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19921027
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.4 in 0.45 lb

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I'm from Kentucky, so I was eager to see what Chris Offutt had to say for us hillbillies. While Offutt grew up in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, I did not, but my parents grew up on tobacco farms in Central Kentucky. As native Kentuckians, we have a shared heritage and mythology, the identity given to us by the outside world. It's what we seek and what we run from at the same time. These stories and the characters Offutt creates are damn good. He's a skilled writer who doesn't sentimentalize his subject, doesn't make poverty or violence seem cliché, doesn't for one second let you forget that he knows what he's talking about. This book harbors humor and heartbreak, deep despair and blinding ignorance, with enough room for faith and love in a place still forgotten and in the face of an existence most of us know nothing about.

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