9781938073946

Further Joy

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  • ISBN13:

    9781938073946

  • ISBN10:

    1938073940

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-06-03
  • Publisher: McSweeney's
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Summary

In eleven expertly crafted stories, John Brandon gives us a stunning assortment of men and women at the edge of possibility—gamblers and psychics, wanderers and priests, all of them on the verge of finding out what they can get away with, and what they can't. Ranging from haunted deserts to alligator-filled swamps, these are stories of foul luck and strange visitations, delivered with deadpan humor by an unforgettable voice.

The New York Times praised Brandon's last novel for a style that combined Elmore Leonard and Charles Portis, and now Brandon brings that same darkly American artistry to his very first story collection, demonstrating once again that he belongs in the top ranks of contemporary writers.

Author Biography

John Brandon was raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida and is now based in Minneapolis. His favorite recreational activity is watching college football. He is the author of three novels; this is his first short story collection.

Table of Contents

THE FAVORITE
NAPLES. NOT ITALY.
THE ADVERSITY
THE PICKNICKERS
THE SPARE ROOM
FURTHER JOY
THE INLAND NEWS
SEASONS AND SEASONS
PALATKA
BE GOOD TO OUR PRETTY GIRLS
GRAYSTORK, a romance
SKYBOUND TRIPTYCH
SAN JOAQUIN
THE MIGRATION
THE CUSTOMS
ESTUARY

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