Things I Left Behind in Kalispell, Montana [NOOK Book]

Overview

The narrator of this ruefully funny short story about time and loss lists all the things he shed – by choice or otherwise – on a road trip to Kalispell, Montana. Haunted by his brother’s suicide, he copes poorly with a 1976 Honda Civic with engine trouble, his wife leaving him for a tow truck driver with an unfinished doctoral dissertation, and the dangerous idea that people die of heartbreak.
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Things I Left Behind in Kalispell, Montana

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Overview

The narrator of this ruefully funny short story about time and loss lists all the things he shed – by choice or otherwise – on a road trip to Kalispell, Montana. Haunted by his brother’s suicide, he copes poorly with a 1976 Honda Civic with engine trouble, his wife leaving him for a tow truck driver with an unfinished doctoral dissertation, and the dangerous idea that people die of heartbreak.
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Editorial Reviews

Lisa May
..What I loved most about this short story was how it made me think about the things I myself have left behind in various places over the years... This story unrolls itself like a puzzle (the main character does a numerical list of what he left behind in Kalispell to talk to the reader) and the reader is kept in suspense on how things are going to turn out for him. If I say too much, it'll spoil the story. I'm so glad I got this story, and it's definitely worth rereading to catch what was missed
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013608245
  • Publisher: Darn Write Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,294,103
  • File size: 45 KB

Meet the Author

Benjamin Chambers is a professional writer and editor educated at the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. His creative work has appeared in many publications, including The Iowa Review, ZYZZYVA, Foreign Service Journal, MANOA, and The Mississippi Review. A former fiction editor at The Chicago Review, he was editor and founder of the award-winning online literary journal, The King’s English (www.thekingsenglish.org), which specialized in novellas. His columns on fiction from The New Yorker appeared online in Emdashes.
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