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Sweet and low : stories

Author: Nick White
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At first glance, these stories seem grounded in the everyday: they paint pictures of idyllic Southern landscapes with characters fulfilling their roles as students, boyfriends, sons and wives. But all is not what it seems. Tackling issues of masculinity, sexual identity, and place, Nick White deconstructs the core qualities of Southern fiction, exposing deeply flawed and fascinating characters on wildly compelling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick White
ISBN: 9780399573651 0399573658
OCLC Number: 1001412957
Description: 289 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I, Heavenly bodies. The lovers ; Cottonmouth, trapjaw, water moccasin ; Gatlinburg ; These heavenly bodies --
Part II, The exaggerations. Sweet and low ; The exaggerations ; Break ; Lady Tigers ; The curator ; The last of his kind.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Sweet & low
Responsibility: Nick White.

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At first glance, these stories seem grounded in the everyday: they paint pictures of idyllic Southern landscapes with characters fulfilling their roles as students, boyfriends, sons and wives. But all is not what it seems. Tackling issues of masculinity, sexual identity, and place, Nick White deconstructs the core qualities of Southern fiction, exposing deeply flawed and fascinating characters on wildly compelling quests.

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Praise for Sweet and Low "Nick White's Sweet and Low made me work. It subverted this reader's expectations again and again, leading me down improbable Southern roads, down novel, half-hidden paths Read more...

 
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