Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories

Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories

by Theresa Griffin Kennedy

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Overview

In this collection of five short stories Theresa Griffin Kennedy's assortment of unusual characters are sharply insightful and as damaged as they are intriguingly complex. Jolting the reader into regular double takes, "Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories," gives an authentic, place-based portrayal of some of Portland's less privileged inhabitants. Gender, class and sexual based consciousness seep into the grain of each story but most importantly Kennedy examines a universal question from the perspective of the Portland neighborhoods she knows intimately: What are people willing to take from others in order to survive and what does it mean to be human in such a landscape?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532372865
Publisher: Oregon Greystone Press
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Librarian’s Daughter; Young Leatrice Never Grew Up . . . . . .1

Burnside Field Lizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

The Church Volunteer; the Man of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Getting Fucked on the Way to Reno; 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

The Convalescent Home in the Doug Fir Wood . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Unusual Word Definitions

Bibliography

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