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Author LinkCarpenter, Scott Dominic.
Title LinkThis jealous earth : stories / Scott Dominic Carpenter.
Imprint [S.l.] : Midwest Gothic, 2012.
Description 192 p. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Contents Contents: The tender knife -- Thrift -- Inheritance -- Future perfect -- This jealous earth -- Field notes -- Foundering -- Riddles -- The phrasebook -- The spirit of the dog -- Sincerely yours -- The death button -- The visit -- General relativity -- Donny Donny -- The birthday list.
Summary A man puts his beloved pets to the knife; a family prepares for the Rapture; a woman in a department store slips a necklace into her purse. Whatever the situation, the characters in This Jealous Earth: Stories find themselves faced with moments of decision that will forever alter the course of their lives. Always moving and often touched with humor, Carpenter?s stories examine the tension between the everyday and the transcendent?our struggle to grasp what lies beyond our reach. Whether hawking body parts in a Midwestern city, orbiting through the galleries of a Paris museum or plotting sibling tortures in an Arizona desert, his characters lead us through a series of dilemmas of universal appeal. This Jealous Earth: Stories is the debut publication from MG Press, a Midwest based publisher.
Subject LinkShort stories.

System Number 000672725
ISBN Link9781480172777

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