Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

by Bret Anthony Johnston
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Corpus Christi 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was truly outstanding. I picked it up because I transplanted myself to the area 25 years ago, and I thought maybe the book would put into words the attitude one acquires living by the sea in hurricane country. It did. It's about life with the sure knowledge of the impermanence of things, which is in the end liberating. The book is absolutely beautiful--the characters could be any of a number of people I know, even myself. The stories moved me beyond words and were a tribute to everyday people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had read Johnston's previous short stories when he was my thesis advisor in graduate school, and his writing impressed me then with its honesty and ability to cut through to the truth. When I bought and read this collection, those impressions were further gelled. Even though I have never been to this part of the country, I felt like I was there, reading about people with flesh, blood, and pulse. This is a writer with a true gift.