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Publisher Comments:

Riotously funny, beautifully written, and charged with emotional intelligence, this well-crafted debut investigates the world from the fringe through characters who stray so far from convention they seem to inhabit another universe. Whether it's Alston Goldstein ferrying drugs around Florida on his yellow moped, a young man fighting his entire neighborhood to find a suitable husband for his pregnant sister, or a man preparing to arm wrestle Jesus, these 13 stories hinge on the interplay between middle-class normality and capricious heroes, transporting readers to a tenderly evoked world where the real and the absurd at last make peace. This fictional masterpiece is for readers who love Americana, root for the underdog, and delight in the approach of the next great voice in southern eccentricity.

Review:

"Ockert's debut features 13 stories, a host of quirky characters and strange plots grounded in a reality that is as disturbing as it is whimsical. In one story, a young boy feeds ticks into a sleeping child's ear while a man prepares to arm wrestle Jesus. Though Ockert's voice is still developing, his beautiful and unexpected imagery make him a writer to be watched." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Jason Ockert is the winner of the Atlantic Monthly Fiction Contest and the Mary Roberts Rinehart National Fiction Award. His stories have appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, and McSweeney's. He lives in Farmington, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780972336352
Author:
Ockert, Jason
Publisher:
Low Fidelity Press
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Indiana Social life and customs.
Subject:
Florida Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in 0.57 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Ockert's debut features 13 stories, a host of quirky characters and strange plots grounded in a reality that is as disturbing as it is whimsical. In one story, a young boy feeds ticks into a sleeping child's ear while a man prepares to arm wrestle Jesus. Though Ockert's voice is still developing, his beautiful and unexpected imagery make him a writer to be watched." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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