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Title Big Lonesome : stories / Joseph Scapellato.
Author Scapellato, Joseph, 1982- author.
Publication Boston : Mariner Books, 2017.
Description 182 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "An inventive, ranging debut story collection from a writer hailed by Claire Vaye Watkins as "Wallace Stegner on peyote, Nathanael West in a sweat lodge, Larry McMurtry on a vision quest." Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Joseph Scapellato uses these twenty-five stories to conjure worlds, themes, and characters who are at once unquestionably familiar and undeniably strange. Big Lonesome navigates through the American West--from the Old West to the modern-day West to the Midwest, from cowboys to mythical creatures to everything in between--exploring place, myth, masculinity, and what it means to be whole or to be broken.Though he works in the tradition of George Saunders and Patrick deWitt--writing subversive, surreal, and affecting stories that unveil the surprising inner lives of ordinary people and the mythic dimensions of our everyday lives--"Scapellato's Big Lonesome is unlike anything else you've ever read" (Robert Boswell)"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Old West. -- Big Lonesome Beginnings -- Horseman Cowboy -- Thataway -- Cowboy Good Stuff's Four True Loves -- Mutt-Face -- Five Episodes of White-Hat Black-Hat -- Fourteen Cowboys by the Fire -- New West. -- Big Lonesome Middles -- Cowgirl -- A Mother Buries a Gun in the Desert Again -- Immigrants -- Small Boy Driving in the Early Dark, Ted Falls Asleep -- Drunk in Texas, Two New Friends Talked Horses -- Snake Canyon -- Post-West. Big Lonesome Endings -- The Veteran -- It Meant There Would Be More One of the Days I Nearly Died -- We Try to Find the Spring in Spring Rock Park in Western Springs, Illinois -- Western Avenue -- Dead Dogs -- Life Story -- Company -- Father's Day.
Subject Western stories.
Middle West -- Fiction.
Middle West. (OCoLC)fst01240052
Western stories. (OCoLC)fst01174081
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Short stories.
Addl. Title Short stories. Selections
Related To Online version: Scapellato, Joseph, 1982- author. Big Lonesome Boston : Mariner Books, 2017 9780544770546
ISBN 9780544769809

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