Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar

Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar

by Ron A. Austin


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Austin’s semi-autobiographical, linked story collection follows the misadventures of Avery Colt as he struggles to survive in North St. Louis alongside his family. Learning the best way to slaughter a goat, rebuilding his family’s corner market, and reckoning the weight of a revolver are a few of the challenges Avery faces. As he matures through each page, Avery takes control of his circumstances and attempts dangerous feats of alchemy. Charged with urgency and emotion, Austin’s prose faithfully renders a community determined to overcome crisis with strength, dark humor, and plenty of heart.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732039919
Publisher: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Nilsen Prize for a First Novel Winner
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ron A. Austin holds a MFA from the U. of Missouri-St. Louis and is a 2016 Regional Arts Commission Fellow.

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