King County Arts Commission Publication Award, 1998.
Synopses & Reviews
The novel is told in twelve linked stories, each of which is a chapter told in turn by the members of a counter-culture family in the process of destroying itself. The novel takes place over twenty years, from the '70's to the 90's, from the beginnings of familial disintegration to its individual members coming to terms. This novel won the 1998 King County (Washington) Arts Commission Publication Award for Fiction.
Table of Contents
My name's Roy -- A carpeted room -- The lake on Mars -- Rehabilitation -- Nightcrawlers -- The house below Laughing Horse Reservoir -- Jolly Rancher -- Sewage lagoon -- Instructions for running -- Sleep dummy -- The remains of river names.