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Calloustown (edició 2015)

de George Singleton (Autor)

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"Calloustown, the seventh collection from master raconteur George Singleton, who's been praised by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the "unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story," finds the author at the absolute top of his game as he traces the unlikely inhabitants of the titular Calloustown in all their humanity. Whether exploring family, religion, politics or the true meaning of home, these stories range from deeply affecting to wildly absurd and back again, all in the blink of an eye. "--… (més)
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Títol:Calloustown
Autors:George Singleton (Autor)
Informació:Dzanc Books (2015), 288 pages
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Another great collection of short stories from the master short story writer, George Singleton. The population of Calloustown did seem to be a little more down beat, than some of the other fictitious towns Singleton has created. ( )
  bjkelley | Mar 5, 2024 |
George Singleton is the master of humorous Southern Short Stories. You can't go wrong with a book full of characters you sort of know (if you live in The South). ( )
  bjkelley | Jul 27, 2018 |
The best story collection I’ve read this year. Sharp, wicked humor – each story is packed with brilliance. Set in the fictional Calloustown, S.C., the stories intertwine themes, settings, names. There are couples that have divorced, couples that should divorce but don’t, people with strange obsessions, and people that are just strange – and wonderful.

Worm’s Bar makes an appearance in several stories. “Worm had a new piece of plywood next to his door that advertised TOPLESS, which meant he’d be in there behind the bar not wearing a shirt.” A family lives in a cave. “When you see a door on the ground with a knob sticking out, you’re at the Massey’s place.”

His characters are otherworldly good. A wife that orgasms to sad things. An “adjunct professor of Morse code over at Eminent Domain College.” A man that is the world record holder for being stung by bald-faced hornets.

Common themes are people trying to get in the Guinness World Records book ("Most people call it the Guinness Book of World Records, but they’re wrong”) and the obsession that General Sherman hadn’t deemed Calloustown important enough to burn.

I’ll be seeking out more of George Singleton’s writing. ( )
  Hagelstein | Aug 14, 2016 |
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