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Cardinal and Other Stories

Cardinal and Other Stories

by Alex Higley


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A man returning a tuxedo suddenly follows a parking lot attendant home; a volunteer recovery worker finds himself re-enacting a deadly fire; a husband parses the meaning of his wife's online banking password; a hack musician travels to a German math institute. Post-Facebook, post-subprime crisis, and post-prosperity, the fearlessly deadpan characters in Alex Higley’s debut collection navigate the bleak and surreal suburbs from Phoenix to Chicago with minimal instincts for self-preservation—and with quietly explosive results. Stylish, perfectly controlled, and pleasurably shocking, Higley’s brilliantly subversive portraits of a lost generation reconfigure and reinvent the increasingly complex relationships between art, life, and the people we love.

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ISBN-13: 9780996717526
Publisher: Tailwinds Press Enterprises LLC
Publication date: 03/24/2017
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

ALEX HIGLEY lives in Chicago with his wife and dog. He is working on a novel.

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