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Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories - Kevin Wilson
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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061579028 (0061579025)
ASIN: 61579025
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Jennifer Lane Books
Jennifer Lane Books rated it
4.0
Quirky to the Max!My first exposure to author Kevin Wilson is a memorable one. He is OUT there! This group of short stories, selected by my book club, is wonderfully creative and bizarre. Some of the stories elicited a goofy grin. Others brought about a feeling of horror. Responding to an interview ...
michaelhartford
michaelhartford rated it
3.0 Tunneling to the Center of the Earth
Kevin Wilson’s collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth is full of strange wonders: a grandmother-for-hire, a trio of recent college graduates who spend the summer and fall digging tunnels, a doomed Southern family doing battle by way of paper cranes, a museum of obsessive collections, sponta...
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