Tunneling to the Center of the Earth
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Tunneling to the Center of the Earth : Stories

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061579025
  • 9780061579028
  • 446,280

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Lush with imagination, humanity, and wit.--TheRumpus.net"
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1,810 ratings
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3 19% (340)
2 4% (72)
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