Bleachers: Fifty-Four Linked Fictions

Bleachers: Fifty-Four Linked Fictions

by Joseph Mills

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Overview

In Bleachers, the debut short fiction collection by award-winning poet Joseph Mills, fifty-four stories take place during two youth soccer games, capturing the thoughts, concerns, realizations, and perspectives of the parents on the sidelines and in the stands. As these spectators watch (or don’t watch) the players on the field, their narratives interweave to form a portrait of community and of parenting—always unpredictable, often complicated, and rarely what it seems. From A to Z (“Aging” to “Zidane”), Bleachers can be read as a primer on parenting and family, as well as a paean to sports. If, as Dr. King said, Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America, then Saturday morning may be the most integrated as families gather to experience the victories and losses, both great and small, of the game that brings them together, "forming, then breaking apart, then reforming . . . . temporarily cohering" as a team.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950413058
Publisher: Press 53
Publication date: 04/18/2019
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

PRE-GAME

Aging

Arrival

Bleachers

Broncos

Cheater

Crybabies

Drills

Drop-Off

Enemies

Exercise

Family

Foul



FIRST HALF

Gamers

Goalie

Headphones

Houdina

Interrobang

Iron

Jar Jar Binks

Jerks

Klutz

Knuckles

Locks

Losers

Medic

Mohawk

@

Nails

Naked



HALFTIME

O

Offenders

Pleasure

Practices

SECOND HALF

Questions

Quickly

Responsibility

Restrooms

Submission

Suiciding

Teeth

Trainable

Unleashed

Understanding

Vacation

Violence

Whistle

Witness

Xavier

X-Men

POST-GAME

Yes

Yoo-hoo

Zero

@

Zidane

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