These People Are Us

These People Are Us : Stories

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Once you start reading George Singleton's eagerly awaited first book of stories, a strange thing happens: You discover that the characters sound like people you know--people who are trying hard to make sense of modern absurdities.
With a style all his own, Singleton fashions a world that wins our hearts but teases our senses: how to find a black-market sonogram so your pregnant wife won't find out you accidentally taped over the original; how to help your father and everyone else in town fake being hit by a tornado to get emergency government funds; and why not to look for your next wife at your local recycling center.
Step into Singleton's world and you'll see why he is earning a reputation as one of the funniest, wisest, and most surprising Southern writers of his generation--and why he was named one of the "new writers you need to know" by Book Magazine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 015601274X
  • 9780156012744
  • 2,165,019

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PRAISE FOR"THESE PEOPLE ARE US"

"George Singleton has the singular voice of a down-home schizophrenic. His stories are crazy mad fun."--"Playboy"

"Plenty of sharp-witted humor . . . A raconteur of trends, counter-trends, obsessions and odd characters."--"Morning Edition", NPR

"Every page has a sentence worth reading over again just to savor the image."--"Winston-Salem Journal"
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181 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 33% (60)
4 35% (64)
3 17% (30)
2 10% (18)
1 5% (9)
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