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Holding pattern : stories

Author: Jeffery Renard Allen
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Allen melds gritty urban life and magical realism in his first collection (after the novel Rails Under My Back). At times, the combination works-in the title story, full of contemporary slang, a character grows wings, but instead of ethereal white feathers, they are dried up and brown and crusty, like some fried chicken wings.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962-
Holding pattern.
St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)680632169
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery Renard Allen
ISBN: 9781555975098 1555975097
OCLC Number: 213300753
Notes: Short stories.
Description: 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Bread and the land --
Dog tags --
Toilet training --
Same --
Holding pattern --
Shimmy --
The near remote --
The green apocalypse --
Mississippi story --
It shall be again.
Responsibility: Jeffery Renard Allen.
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Allen melds gritty urban life and magical realism in his first collection (after the novel Rails Under My Back). At times, the combination works-in the title story, full of contemporary slang, a character grows wings, but instead of ethereal white feathers, they are dried up and brown and crusty, like some fried chicken wings.

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