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Author: Kellie Wells
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Series: Flyover fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Turning loose a Midwestern species of magical realism on a small, God-haunted town in Kansas, Kellie Wells charms strangeness and wonder from what might be mistaken for "ordinary" life. Here is Martin LeFavor, convinced his father has been nabbed by a solicitous band of aliens in desperate need of skin; Charlotte McCorkle, a vexed visionary who believes she has helped her husband escape the flesh; Zero Loomis,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wells, Kellie, 1962-
Skin.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607675385
Online version:
Wells, Kellie, 1962-
Skin.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)609154765
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kellie Wells
ISBN: 9780803248243 0803248245
OCLC Number: 60839371
Description: 243 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Spiritus Monday --
1. Ivy Engel: Compression Scars --
2. Charlotte McCorkle: Ink Spots --
3. Rachel Loomis: Rachel in the Mirror --
4. Ivy Engel: Baternoster --
5. Charlotte McCorkle: Mrs. McCorkle's Ascent --
6. Rachel Loomis: Ullalulla --
7. Zero Loomis: Zero Overhead --
8. Ruby Tuesday Loomis: Denomination: To Be Ruesday, Epizootic --
9. Zero Loomis: Desire's Zoo --
10. Ruby Tuesday Loomis: Evolution --
11. Rachel Loomis: Jesus's Skin --
12. Martin LeFavor: Graft --
13. Rachel Loomis: Digesting the Father --
14. Ansel Dorsett: Grasping the Constellation --
15. Zero and Mrs. McCorkle: Random Acts --
16. Ivy Engel: Ivy in Kansas --
17. Ansel Dorsett: Sermon on the Prairie --
18. Zero and Mrs. McCorkle: The Singing of Crocodiles --
19. Ivy Engel: Ivy on Mars --
20. Ruby and Martin: A Girl and a Boy, Some Trees --
21. Rachel and Martin: Urticaria --
22. Ansel and Ruby: Revelation Ranch --
Epilogue: Canticle for Matter.
Series Title: Flyover fiction.
Responsibility: Kellie Wells.
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What happens when the spirit exceeds the limits of the skin? More troubling yet, what happens if it doesn't? Turning loose a Midwestern species of magical realism on a small, God-haunted town in  Read more...

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"Kellie Wells unleashes the clamorous, resistless, marvelous voice of our world's collective unconscious, the language of ecstasy and despair in all its manifold registers. Reading Skin is like Read more...

 
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