Double-wide : Collected Fiction of Michael Martone

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In this one volume, readers have access to the two decades of Hoosier mythology created by Michael Martone, one of Indiana's most recognized voices. This book collects work from Martone's first five books: Alive and Dead in Indiana, Safety Patrol, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List (IUP, 1990, 1992), Pensees: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, and Seeing Eye. Virtually all of the stories in this "double-wide" collection speak to the Hoosier experience and imagination. Places like Martone's hometown of Fort Wayne, as well as Peru, Elkhart, and Indianapolis, and narrators such as Colonel Sanders, Alfred Kinsey, and James Dean's high school English teacher all come to life with the author's trademark blend of irreverent humor and incisive more

Product details

  • Book | 392 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 33mm | 589.68g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025321890X
  • 9780253218902

About Michael Martone

Michael Martone is Professor of English at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. He is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone, two collections of fiction, The Flatness and Other Landscapes and Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art, and six edited volumes. He lives in Tuscaloosa, more

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"Double-wide is a must not only for Hoosier readers, but also anyone interested in exploring Indiana's cultural landscape." -The Indianapolis Star "Michael Martone's short fiction combines remarkable originality with a keen eye, deadpan humor, and an amused, massively knowledgeable obsession with his native Indiana. What a pleasure, to have these sparklers from all over the American scene collected in one volume!" -John Barthshow more

Table of contents

Table of ContentsPreface1. From Alive and Dead in IndianaHighlightsEverybody Watching and the Time Passing Like ThatPiecesAlfred Kinsey, Along After and Interview, Dreams of IndianaWhistler's FatherDear John,The Greek Letter in the BedSchliemann in IndianapolisBiograph2. From Safety PatrolKing of SafetyNeinLostPartingThe Third Day of TrialsWatch OutAn AccidentA Short, Short Story Complete on These Two PagesCarbonationMarch of DimesX-rayThe Safety Patrol3. From Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's ListFort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's ListThree Postcards from Indiana4. From Seeing EyeThe Mayor of the Sister City Talks to the Chamber of Commerce in Klamath Falls, OregonDish NightLiceMeatWhat I SeeThe Teakwood Deck of the USS IndianaLimitedThree Tales of the Sister CityGuamThe War That Never EndsChatty Cathy Falls into the Wrong HandsEvaporationMinersThe War of Northern AggressionElkhart, There, at the End of the WorldBlue HairIt's TimeFidelSeeing EyeOutside PeruTurning the Constellation5. From Pensees: The Thoughts of Dan QuayleOn the Highway of Vice PresidentsOn the State of the UnionOn the Tomb of the Unknown SoldierOn Late-Night TVOn AnesthesiaOn BarbieOn Hoosier HysteriaOn 911On QuaylitoOn The Little PrinceOn The Planet of the ApesOn Snipe Hunting6.Uncollected FictionBorges in IndianaSpecies7. Two More Things to Do When in IndianaThe World Headquarters of World HeadquarteresThe Thirty-Year Salad Bar WarThree Contributor's Notes and a Review of Michael MartoneContributor's NoteContributor's NoteContributor's NoteReviewshow more

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