Big Lonesome

Big Lonesome

Synopsis

An inventive, ranging debut story collection from a writer hailed by Charles Yu as "a stunningly original voice&;warm, bleak, dark, ecstatic, full of silences and power and life" 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).

Book Details

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Released

Feb 28, 2017

Language

english

ISBN

9780544770546

Age Level

General Adult
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