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In a style reminiscent of David Sedaris, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Scott Carrier, these true stories of odd jobs, eccentric characters, boarding houses, buses, and beer chronicle Ballantine's search for America as he rides the Greyhound bus from small town to small town where he struggles to exist on minimum wage and be published. Written with piercing intimacy and self-effacing humor, Ballantine's stories provide entertainment, social commentary, and poignant slices of life.

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Poe Ballantines risky, personal essays are populated with odd jobs, eccentric characters, boarding houses, buses, and beer. He takes us along on his Greyhound journey through small town America (including a detour to Mexico) exploring what it means to be human. Written with piercing intimacy and self-effacing humor, Ballantinestories provide entertainment, social commentary, and completely compelling slices of life.

About the Author

Poe Ballantine currently lives in Chadron, Nebraska, and his work has previously appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Sun, and The Coal City Review. He won a Best American Short Story award in 1998, as well as garnering numerous Pushcart and O'Henry nominations. His debut book of non-fiction stories, Things I Like About America, was published in 2002.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780971691513
Author:
Ballantine,Poe
Publisher:
Hawthorne Books
Author:
Ballantine, Poe
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
United States Description and travel.
Subject:
Mexico Description and travel.
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in

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Poe Ballantines risky, personal essays are populated with odd jobs, eccentric characters, boarding houses, buses, and beer. He takes us along on his Greyhound journey through small town America (including a detour to Mexico) exploring what it means to be human. Written with piercing intimacy and self-effacing humor, Ballantinestories provide entertainment, social commentary, and completely compelling slices of life.
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