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The Resource Best worst American : stories, Juan Martinez

Best worst American : stories, Juan Martinez

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Best worst American : stories
Title
Best worst American
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Juan Martinez
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Praise for Juan Martinez: "A little out of the ordinary.... He takes this very unnatural environment and changes it into a landscape."-Hannah Tinti "I loved it."- Etgar Keret These are the best Americans, the worst Americans. In these stories (these cities, these people) there are labyrinths, rivers, wildernesses. Voices sound slightly different than ex-pected. There's humor, but it's going to hurt. In "On Paradise," a petshop manager flies with his cat to Las Vegas to meet his long-lost mother and grandmother, only to find that the women look exactly like they did forty years before. In "The Spooky Japanese Girl is There For You," the spooky Japanese girl (a ghost) is there for you, then she is not. These refreshing and invigorating stories of displacement, exile, and identity, of men who find themselves confused by the pres-ence or absence of extraordinary women, jump up, demand to be read, and send the reader back to the earth changed: reminded from these short stories how big the world is. Juan Martinez was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He now lives in Chicago with his wife, the writer Sarah Kokernot, and their son and two cats. He's an assistant professor at Northwestern University. His work and has appeared in Glimmer Train, McSweeney's, Ecotone, Huizache, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, the Cossack Review, the Santa Monica Review, National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino, and elsewhere"--
  • "These are the best Americans, the worst Americans. In these stories (these cities, these people) there are labyrinths, rivers, wildernesses. Voices sound slightly different than expected. There's humor, but it's going to hurt"--
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Summary
These refreshing and invigorating stories of displacement, exile, and identity, of men who find themselves confused by the presence or absence of extraordinary women, jump up, demand to be read, and send the reader back to the earth changed: reminded from these short stories how big the world is
Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
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10552863
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martinez, Juan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Short Stories
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Short Stories
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Americans
  • Manners and customs
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Best worst American : stories, Juan Martinez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roadblock -- Strangers on Vacation: Snapshots -- Machulán In L.A. -- On Paradise -- Domokun in Fremont -- The Women Who Talk To Themselves -- Customer Service at the Karaoke Don Quixote -- Your Significant Other's Kitten Poster -- Well Tended -- Souvenirs from Ganymede -- The Coca-Cola Executive in the Zapatoca Outhouse -- Correspondences between the Lower World and Old Men in Pinstripe Suits -- The Lead Singer Is Distracting Me -- Errands -- Liner Notes for Renegade, the Opening Sequence -- Hobbledehoydom -- My Sister's Knees -- The Spooky Japanese Girl Is There For You -- Big Wheel, Boiling Hot -- After the End of the World: A Capsule Review -- Debtor -- Forsaken, the Crew Awaited News from the People Below -- Northern -- Best Worst American
Control code
ocn945948635
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781618731241
Lccn
2016030892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948635
Label
Best worst American : stories, Juan Martinez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roadblock -- Strangers on Vacation: Snapshots -- Machulán In L.A. -- On Paradise -- Domokun in Fremont -- The Women Who Talk To Themselves -- Customer Service at the Karaoke Don Quixote -- Your Significant Other's Kitten Poster -- Well Tended -- Souvenirs from Ganymede -- The Coca-Cola Executive in the Zapatoca Outhouse -- Correspondences between the Lower World and Old Men in Pinstripe Suits -- The Lead Singer Is Distracting Me -- Errands -- Liner Notes for Renegade, the Opening Sequence -- Hobbledehoydom -- My Sister's Knees -- The Spooky Japanese Girl Is There For You -- Big Wheel, Boiling Hot -- After the End of the World: A Capsule Review -- Debtor -- Forsaken, the Crew Awaited News from the People Below -- Northern -- Best Worst American
Control code
ocn945948635
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781618731241
Lccn
2016030892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948635

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