Cool for America: Stories
This is a collection of stories about characters who are, in fact, too cool for school. They are an highly educated sort, seeking new experiences, having decided opinions, no real affiliations and no anchors. Will the love and caring between a brother and sister as they endure the Christmas holiday slide them into deeper drug addiction or can they rescue each other? Does the spontaneous trip that a bored beautiful girl takes with a stranger end up in adventure, love or no connections at all? And what is up with the strange veterinarian whose reputation in town cannot even compete with the weirdness of his real character?
The author has written a first novel humorously called Early Work, which is predated by many of these stories previously published in literary magazines. This book is a brilliant collection and finely crafted by this gifted storyteller.
Cool for America has a cast of characters who could comfortably fit into the beat generation. One gets the sense that they may drink beer, but would not watch television. They are cool, detached and adrift. The reader knows these people who have lost their sense of place geographically and emotionally.
|Page Count||260 pages|
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|Category||Poetry & Short Stories|