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Childhood and Other Neighborhoods: Stories

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In Stuart Dybek's Chicago, wonder lurks in unexpected places—in garbage-strewn alleys, gloomy basement apartments, abandoned rooms at the top of rickety stairs periodically rumbled by passing el trains. Transformed through the wide eyes of Dybek's adolescent heroes, these grimy urban backwaters become exotic landscapes of fear-filled possibility, of dreams not yet turned to nightmares. Chronicling what happens when Old World faith meets the dark side of the American dream, Dybek's poignant stories of coming of age in Chicago alternately appall, amaze, and just simply entertain.

About the Author

Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, Stuart Dybek teaches in the writing program at Western Michigan University. He is the author of a short story collection, The Coast of Chicago, and a book of poetry, Brass Knuckles, as well as the forthcoming fiction, I Sailed with Magellan, and a new collection of poetry, Streets in Their Own Ink. His award-winning poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, The Iowa Review, Antaeus, and Ploughshares.

Table of Contents

The Palatski Man

The Cat Woman

Blood Soup

Neighborhood Drunk

Visions of Budhardin

The Long Thoughts

The Wake

Sauerkraut Soup

Charity

Horror Movie

The Apprentice

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226176581
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Dybek, Stuart
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20031015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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