Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories
ISBN: 0061579025
EAN13: 9780061579028
Language: English
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways in which people try to cope with both.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. Grand Stand-In is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider--a company that supplies stand-ins for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in Blowing Up On the Spot, a young woman works sorting tiles at a Scrabble factory after her parents have spontaneously combusted. Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways we try to cope with both.
From the front Cover Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. Grand Stand-In is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider--a company that supplies stand-ins for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in Blowing Up On the Spot, a young woman works sorting tiles at a Scrabble factory after her parents have spontaneously combusted. Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways we try to cope with both. --Time Out New York