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Praying drunk : stories, questions / Kyle Minor.

Minor, Kyle. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library SC Min (Text) 78731000495203 Story Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781936747634 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1936747634 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 196 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Sarabande Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note: "These stories are meant to be read in order" -- Tp.verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "I wish my soul were larger than it is". The question of where we begin ; You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace ; The truth and all its ugly ; Glossolalia -- Seven stories about Sebasetian of Koulaev-Ville -- Q&A -- "As Id fall past, remember me". There is nothing but sadness in Nashville ; First, the teeth -- In a distant country -- Q&A -- Suspended --Lay me down in the blue grass.
Summary, etc.: "The characters in Praying Drunk speak in tongues, torture their classmates, fall in love, hunt for immortality, abandon their children, keep machetes beneath passenger seats, and collect porcelain figurines. A man crushes pills on the bathroom counter while his son watches from th hallway; missionaries clumsily navigate an uprising with barbed wire and broken glass, a boy disparages memorized scripture, facedown on the asphalt, as he fails to fend off his bully. From Kentucky to Florida to Haiti, these seemingly disparate lives are woven together within a series of nested repetitions, enacting the struggle to remain physically and spiritually alive throughout the untamable turbulence of their worlds. In a masterful blend of fiction, autobiography, and surrealism, Kyle Minor shows us that the space between fearlessness and terror is often very small." -- {Provided by the publisher).
Subject: Authors > Indiana.
Faith > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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