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Minnesota Voices Project #87: The Dirty Shame Hotel: And Other Stories

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"If fiction is a fabrication, then realistic fiction might simply be the best told lies", says author Ron Block. The title story of The Dirty Shame Hotel is loosely based on a man the author interviewed who ran "the most organized junk yard I have ever seen, "and who had constructed an elaborate theory of the universe based on the principle of suction. "The Gothenburg Marching Band" details the adventures of a high school band traveling through nearly vacant Great Plains towns. "Bonehead" gives us a glimpse into life inside a clown ministry. And "Zadoc Xenophone" is a fictional retelling of the life of the author's great-aunt who worked at a pioneer telephone company. Both fanciful and grim, the stories in The Dirty Shame Hotel twine together outlandish imagination and lived experience. Block says of his writing: "Imagination allows me to experience something necessary that is beyond my experience. My writing is composed of strands of outlandish imagination, whimsy if you will. Writing engenders a sympathetic imagination, which is redemptive, no matter how the story turns out".

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Quirky characters of the Great Plains.

Synopsis:

The title story of THE DIRTY SHAME HOTEL is loosely based on a man the author interviewed who ran "the most organized junk yard I have ever seen", and who had constructed an elaborate theory of the universe based on the principle of suction. Both fanciful and grim, the stories here twine together outlandish imagination and lived experience.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780898231878
Author:
Block, Ron
Publisher:
New Rivers Press
Location:
Minneapolis, Minn.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
MVP
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 9 oz

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Minnesota Voices Project #87: The Dirty Shame Hotel: And Other Stories
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Quirky characters of the Great Plains.
"Synopsis" by , The title story of THE DIRTY SHAME HOTEL is loosely based on a man the author interviewed who ran "the most organized junk yard I have ever seen", and who had constructed an elaborate theory of the universe based on the principle of suction. Both fanciful and grim, the stories here twine together outlandish imagination and lived experience.
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