Dinosaur Caf: A Semblance of Monstrous Prairie Creatures

Dinosaur Caf: A Semblance of Monstrous Prairie Creatures

by Ron Vossler

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Dinosaur Caf: A Semblance of Monstrous Prairie Creatures by Ron Vossler

These five stories will leave the reader stunned by unforgettable characters, who are, by turns, superstitious, stubborn, comic, and, even, grotesque.

The setting of these stories: a Macondo-like small town, where miracles, and would-be miracles, can and do happen in a backwater of history, which is actually the battle zone of the human heart, in conflict with itself.

From the title piece, in which a shadowy artist, on the ceiling of a small town cafe, creates murals of a startling and paradoxical richness; to the plaintive monologue of an elderly farm-woman, standing in the way of the plow that threatens the graves of babies she has sworn to protect; to the marvelous powers of an overworked faith-healer: these stories---shaped from the lore, superstitions, and history of the Dakota Germans---reveal the intense inner world of an unknown ethnic group, working out its destiny on the immensities of the American prairie.

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ISBN-13: 9781504915359
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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