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God bless America : stories

Author: Steve Almond
Publisher: Wilmington, NC : Lookout Books, University of North Carolina Wilmington, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English
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A meditation on the American Dream and its discontents. In his most ambitious collection yet, Almond offers a comic and forlorn portrait of these United States: our lust for fame, our racial tensions, the toll of perpetual war, and the pursuit of romantic happiness.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Almond
ISBN: 9780984592234 0984592237
OCLC Number: 707251502
Description: 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: God bless America --
Donkey greedy, donkey gets punched --
Hope wood --
Not until you say yes --
Shotgun wedding --
Tamalpais --
What the bird says --
The darkness together --
A Jew berserk on Christmas Eve --
Akedah --
Hagar's sons --
First date back --
A dream of sleep.
Responsibility: Steve Almond.

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A meditation on the American Dream and its discontents. In his most ambitious collection yet, Almond offers a comic and forlorn portrait of these United States: our lust for fame, our racial tensions, the toll of perpetual war, and the pursuit of romantic happiness.

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