This is not a love song : stories / Brendan Mathews.
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- ISBN: 9780316382144
- ISBN: 0316382140
- Physical Description: 208 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Heroes of the revolution -- This is not a love song -- Airborne -- How long does the first part last? -- Dunn & Sons -- Look at everything -- The drive -- Henry and his brother -- Salvage -- My last attempt to explain to you what happened with the lion tamer.
|Summary, etc.:|| A collection of dark, witty stories explores the efforts of ordinary people to persevere when marriages, friendships, and families come undone.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
Mathews (The World of Tomorrow, 2017) demonstrates in these stories an uncanny ability to inhabit characters with just a few well-crafted sentences. A master impersonator, Mathews employs a variety of voices, capturing the subtle nuances of dialect and pop lingo to explore with psychological acuity the doubt and insecurities that plague these varied individuals. A Lithuanian journalist visiting Chicago on a fellowship experiences the triggering of a traumatic memory while on an apple-picking field trip; the rise and fall of an indie rock darling is documented by her best friend's photographs; a photography student accidentally burns down a church, inspiring a copycat arsonist; a circus clown's jealousy of the lion tamer leads to a horrific scene under the big top; a successful construction contractor recounts the strained golf match with his father and brothers that ousted him from the family business. Mathews excels at portraying the emotional pain felt by those without a clear place in the world and the universality of self-doubt. The versatility of literary techniques shows a writer in the process of sharpening his unique voice. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Brendan Mathews, a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, has published stories in Glimmer Train, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Cincinnati Review, among other publications, and his fiction has twice appeared in The Best American Short Stories. He lives with his wife and four children in Lenox, Massachusetts, and teaches at Bard College at Simon's Rock.
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