A Small Town for Its Size

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Savory slices of Generation-X life, love, work, art, and rebellion in 1990s Houston.

Stifled by their upbringing in small-town Texas, Chaz and Kat yearn for escape, for a chance to explore other ways of thinking, being, dreaming. Sadly, their trajectories carry them to separate states and entirely different career paths. When they reunite 10 years later in the tide pools of Houston's underground, there's not enough space in Space City to ...

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Overview

Savory slices of Generation-X life, love, work, art, and rebellion in 1990s Houston.

Stifled by their upbringing in small-town Texas, Chaz and Kat yearn for escape, for a chance to explore other ways of thinking, being, dreaming. Sadly, their trajectories carry them to separate states and entirely different career paths. When they reunite 10 years later in the tide pools of Houston's underground, there's not enough space in Space City to rebuild their abandoned relationship. But there's no harm in trying—or is there?

A Small Town for Its Size follows the wandering thoughts of sleepy, introspective engineer Chaz, and the wry insights of insatiable, insomniac performance artist Kat as they pry at the strands of love's Gordian Knot. Sail the turbulent waters of the Houston art scene. Sop up the cultural gumbo of the Texas Gulf Coast. Straddle the meridians of desire and necessity, art and science, male and female, urban and pastoral, freedom and responsibility, classical wisdom and new pragmatism—always in conflict, always seeking reconciliation.


Author Bio: David B. Collins was born in 1962 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He spent his childhood in New Jersey, Southern California, and suburban Houston. His time at Rice University hooked him on city life and unconventional wisdom; his pastoral side emerges when he visits relatives in rural Connecticut and Missouri.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595090167
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/24/2000
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.22 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2001

    Generation X grows up!

    A TOWN SMALL FOR ITS SIZE heralds the emergence of bold new voice in American fiction, David B. Collins. Not since GENERATION X has the vicissitudes of contemporary life been so unmercifully portrayed. A potrait of life in urban Texas that the sitting President would probably prefer you *not* know about, think of it as KING OF THE HILL when Bobby Hill, Khan Jr., and Joseph Dribble graduate from college and try to 'realize themselves' in the big city.

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