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Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories

  • List Price: $13.99
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  • Seller:Chwbcca
  • Sales Rank:52,740
  • Format:Deckle Edge
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:208
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5.4 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:March 31, 2009
  • ISBN:0061579025
  • EAN:9780061579028
  • ASIN:0061579025
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Synopsis

Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. "Grand Stand-In" is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider—a company that supplies "stand-ins" for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in "Blowing Up On the Spot," a young woman works sorting tiles at a Scrabble factory after her parents have spontaneously combusted.

Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways we try to cope with both.


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