Winesburg, Indiana

Winesburg, Indiana : A Fork River Anthology

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In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life's mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria. Winesburg, Indiana, is a town full of stories of plans made and destroyed, of births and unexpected deaths, of remembered pasts and unexplored presents told to the reader by as interesting a cast of characters as one is likely to find in small town America. Brought to life by a lively group of Indiana writers, Winesburg, Indiana, is a place to discover something of what it means to be alive in our hyperactive century from stories that are deeply human, sometimes melancholy, and often damned funny.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 260g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Break Away Book Club Edition
  • 0253016886
  • 9780253016881

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Thirty writers create the characters in what Martone calls 'a sad town populated by people who have desperate, writeable lives.' Some of them are terse. Some, like Roxane Gay's 'Tara Jenkins,' are beautiful. * Indianapolis Monthly *
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About Michael Martone

Michael Martone is Professor of English at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. He is author of many books including Four for a Quarter: Fictions; Double-wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone (IUP, 2007); and editor of Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover (IUP, 2009). Martone was the winner of the 2013 National Indiana Authors Award.

Bryan Furuness teaches at Butler University and is author of The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson.
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Table of contents

Contributors include:
Michael Martone, Susan Neville, BJ Hollars, CJ Hribal, Barbara Bean, Kate Bernheimer, Lee Martin, Porter Shreve, Robin Black, Karen Brennan, Brian Buckbee, Shannon Cain, Sherrie Flick, Bryan Furuness, Roxane Gay, Andrew Hudgins, Sean Lovelace, Sam Martone, Erin McGraw, Joyelle McSweeney, Valerie Miner, Kelcey Parker, Ed Porter, Ethel Rohan, Valerie Sayers, Greg Schwipps, George Singleton, Deb Olin Unferth, Jim Walk and Claire Vaye Watkins.
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