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by Rilla Askew

Author: Rilla Askew
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult (July 1, 1992)
Pages: 208 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.5
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The strangeness of life and death play out in a fictional American small town Lyla Mae Muncy meets her first love at Falls Creek Baptist Assembly Summer Bible Church Camp-and regrets it on their awkward first date. After years of being nagged about lumpy gravy.

Strange Business book. It's Rilla Askew- characters I somehow grew up with but with a different set of life-lenses. Rilla is a slow read so as to be able to savor and think.

Each story in STRANGE BUSINESS is a small epiphany, exquisitely wrought. Askew orchestrates her many voices with the assurance of a master composer. But although the author’s technical skill will take your breath away, it’s ultimately her warm heart that makes STRANGE BUSINESS a small masterpiece. Diana Postlethwaite, Washington Post Book World.

Rilla Askew is an American novelist and short story writer who was born in the Sans Bois Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma, and grew up in the town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Rilla has taught at Syracuse University, Brooklyn College, the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2003, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame rn Askew was a 2004 fellow at Civiella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy, and a featured writer at the 2008 World Literature Today and Chinese Literature Conference in Beijing.

From the fears and discoveries of childhood, through the revelations of adolescence, into the troubled years of adulthood, Rilla Askew paints a strong portrait of what it means to be human.

Strange Business - eBook ditulis oleh Rilla Askew. Baca buku ini menggunakan aplikasi Google Play Buku di PC, Android, perangkat iOS. Download untuk membaca saat offline, tandai, bookmark, atau tulis catatan sembari membaca Strange Business. Experience, memory, and town-consciousness bind this collection of ten stories spanning twenty-five years in fictitious Cedar, Oklahoma. From the fears and discoveries of childhood, through the revelations of adolescence, into the troubled years of adulthood and decline into old age and death, Rilla Askew uncannily makes each of her characters’ experiences our own. Baca selengkapnya.

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Ten stories, all set in the small town of Cedar, Oklahoma, each titled by the year it is respectively are set in, make up Askew's debut volume. Local lore and town-consciousness bind some in the manner of ritual: the creepy misfit all the kids are afraid of; the local good-old-boy killed in Vietnam; the summer visit by a worldly cousin from California. Others are less usual: a woman shoots her long-nagging husband; an old man newly dead watches his own funeral; a pet raccoon turns feral at the moment a boy most identifies with the animal.

Kind of Kin, Fire in Beulah, Harpsong, The Mercy Seat, Strange Business. Rilla Askew joins Emily Hull on this week's Words on Air to discuss her recent book of creative nonfiction, Most American

Kind of Kin, Fire in Beulah, Harpsong, The Mercy Seat, Strange Business. Rilla Askew joins Emily Hull on this week's Words on Air to discuss her recent book of creative nonfiction, Most American. n, Rilla articulates in compelling and moving ways what many of us feel: We can’t quit Oklahoma, even when it lets us down. Watch now on OStateTV. Words On Air - Rilla Askew.

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A collection of interconnecting tales recount twenty-five years of life in the small town of Cedar, Oklahoma, incisively capturing the lives and deaths, triumphs and tragedies, dreams and desires of the town's inhabitants. A first collection.