Fade Sag Crumble: Ten Las Vegas Writers Confront Decay

Fade Sag Crumble: Ten Las Vegas Writers Confront Decay

by Deborah Coonts, Jarret Keene, Andrew Kirlay, Matthew O'Brien
     
 


Decay is unavoidable. It's everywhere around us, physically, socially, spiritually. In our crumbling inner cities and foreclosure-ravaged suburbs. In the widening chasms of our politics. In the erosion of the social contract that once governed how we treat each other. In our own aging bodies and diminishing ambitions.Decay is a powerfully meaningful subject in the…  See more details below

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Decay is unavoidable. It's everywhere around us, physically, socially, spiritually. In our crumbling inner cities and foreclosure-ravaged suburbs. In the widening chasms of our politics. In the erosion of the social contract that once governed how we treat each other. In our own aging bodies and diminishing ambitions.Decay is a powerfully meaningful subject in the context of Las Vegas, a city devoted to gleaming surfaces, the glamour of youth and the thrill of the new. But it isn't immune to decline, and in the ten essays collected here, a diverse group of the city's best writers - novelists, journalists, scholars, critics - confront it head on. With refreshing candor, penetrating insight and plenty of wit, they probe the rot and look for ways to reclaim it, whether it's in their community, our public life or within themselves.The writers who participated in this project, sponsored by the 2011 Vegas Valley Book Festival, are Stephen Bates, Deborah Coonts, Lynette Curtis, Jarret Keene, Danielle Kelly, Andrew Kiraly, Rick Lax, Matthew O'Brien, Steve Sebelius and Stacy J. Willis.

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Title is sponsored by the 2011 Vegas Valley Book Festival.

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ISBN-13:
9781932173796
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Deborah Coonts is the author of Wanna Get Lucky? the first in the Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventure series published by Forge Books and it's sequel, Lucky Stiff.

Rick Lax is the author of Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas and Lawyer Boy.

Steve Sebelius is a columnist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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