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Bad Kansas : stories

Author: Becky Mandelbaum
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
Series: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The eleven beautifully crafted stories in Bad Kansas reveal the complicated underbelly of the country's most flown-over state and the quirky characters that call it home. In this darkly humorous collection, Kansas becomes a state of mind as Mandelbaum's characters struggle to define their relationship to home and what it means to stay or leave, to hold on or let go. When a desperate woman finds herself on a date  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Becky Mandelbaum
ISBN: 9780820351285 0820351288
OCLC Number: 974989177
Description: 161 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Kansas boys --
The golden state --
A million and one Marthas --
Go on, eat your heart out --
The house on Alabama Street --
Night of indulgences --
Stupid girls --
Thousand-dollar decoy --
First love --
Queen of England --
Bald bear --
Acknowledgment.
Series Title: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: by Becky Mandelbaum.

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The eleven beautifully crafted stories in Bad Kansas reveal the complicated underbelly of the America's most flown-over state and the quirky characters that call it home. In this darkly humorous  Read more...

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A splendid debut--smart, funny, refreshing. I read it with delight.--Lynn Freed "author of The Last Laugh and The Romance of Elsewhere " With heart and precision, and a fresh and resilient humor, Bad Read more...

 
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