Typical: Stories (Paperback)
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Typical: Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 23/01/2014
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Twenty-three surreal fictions-stories, character assassinations, and mini-travelogues-from one of the most heralded writers of the American South
There are many things that repulse "Dr. Ordinary." "Kansas" is notable for its distinct lack of farmland. "Wayne's Fate" is most unfortunate, not merely for Wayne but for the roofer pal who stands by watching his good buddy lose his head. "Miss Resignation" simply cannot win at Bingo. And there is nothing "Typical" about the unemployed steelworker and self-described "piece of crud" who strides through this collection's title story.
Welcome to the world of Padgett Powell, one of the most original American literary voices in recent memory. Typical is both a bravura demonstration of Powell's passion for words, and an offbeat, perceptive view of contemporary life-an enthralling work by a one-of-a-kind wordsmith, and a redefinition of what short fiction can be.

Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480464193
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A sparkling collection." -Time
"Powell takes short stories to places where I've rarely seen them go." -Chicago Tribune
"Powerful . . . Powell has an almost unequaled ability to bring Southern colloquial speech to the page." -The New York Times
"Lyrically intense and full of the surreal juxtapositions you find in the flotsam of floodwaters: stories at once edgy and exuberant." -Kirkus Reviews

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