The Resource Knockout : stories, John Jodzio

Knockout : stories, John Jodzio

Label
Knockout : stories
Title
Knockout
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
John Jodzio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The work of John Jodzio has already made waves across the literary community. Some readers noticed his nimble blending of humor with painful truths reminded them of George Saunders. His creativity and fresh voice reminded others of Wells Tower's Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. But with his new collection, Jodzio creates a class of his own. Knockout is the unified collection of stories that create flawless portraits of deeply flawed figures on the edge of the American Dream. A recovering drug addict gets tricked into stealing a tiger. A man buys a used sex chair from his neighbor. A woman suffering from agoraphobia raises her son completely indoors. An alcoholic runs a bed and breakfast with the son from his deceased wife's first marriage. These people will admit that their chances have passed them by. These people know they were born on the wrong side of the tracks, and their dreams will remain unreachable, but that doesn't stop them from dreaming. Yet readers won't be fooled by the funny premises -Jodzio steers these stories into deeper places, creating a brilliant examination of those on the fringes of modern life. With its quirky humor, compelling characters, and unexpected sincerity, Knockout by John Jodzio is poised to become his breakout book, drawing a wide readership to this provocative and talented young writer."--
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Summary
"Knockout is the unified collection of stories that create flawless portraits of deeply flawed figures on the edge of the American Dream. A recovering drug addict gets tricked into stealing a tiger. A man buys a used sex chair from his neighbor. A woman suffering from agoraphobia raises her son completely indoors. An alcoholic runs a bed and breakfast with the son from his deceased wife's first marriage. These people will admit that their chances have passed them by. These people know they were born on the wrong side of the tracks, and their dreams will remain unreachable, but that doesn't stop them from dreaming."--Provided by publisher
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Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10481267
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jodzio, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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FICTION
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Knockout : stories, John Jodzio
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
Control code
ocn913304854
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781593766351
Lccn
2015030895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913304854
Label
Knockout : stories, John Jodzio
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913304854
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781593766351
Lccn
2015030895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913304854

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