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Things to do When You're Goth in the Country & Other Stories

Woods, Chavisa. Book - 2017 Fiction / Woods, Chavisa 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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How to stop smoking in nineteen thousand two hundred and eighty-seven seconds, Usama -- Zombie -- take the way home that leads back to Sullivan Street -- What's happening on the news? -- A little aside -- A new mohawk -- Revelations -- Things to do when you're goth in the country.
"Capturing the lyricism of lives without a future in southern Illinois, southern Indiana, and New York City,Things to Do When You're Goth in the Countryintroduces us to Chavisa Woods's people. They are smart and poor, lost and hoping not to be found,and of high hopes but few if any expectations--inhabitants, mostly young, of a hidden country without a name that exists within America. The eight stories inThings to Do When You're Goth in the Countrybring the underbelly of America into vivid focus. The strange and unique characters in this collection include a "zombie" who secretly resides in a local cemetery; a queer teen goth who is facing ostracism from her small-town, evangelical church; a Brooklyn artist who learns more about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict than he ever wanted to; and the UFOs that trouble a group of friends in the rural Midwest.And the big sis who leaves New York City once a year to go home to see her "little little" and "big little" brothers and bear witness to the injuries from stripping copper wire from abandoned houses, and the smell of the meth lab in the woods nearby, and the sounds of the police scanner radio, and the early deaths that happen for a whole host of reasons"-- Provided by publisher.


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Solid short story collection! submitted by lexinylander on June 23, 2020, 10:29am This was both very different than what I thought it was and also exactly like what I thought it was. Some of the stories really did it for me and a few of the other ones didn't really. I think my favorites were Revelations and the titular Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country.

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New York : Seven Stories Press, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: 221 pages ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Teenagers -- Fiction.
Short stories.