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Long Time Ago Good

Long Time Ago Good

by Lowell Mick White


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This story collection—a finalist for the annual first fiction award presented by the Texas Institute of Letters—explores Austin, Texas, a city famous for music, football, and drunken fun frolics— and famous too for traffic jams, anomie, and dislocation. In Long Time Ago Good, Lowell Mick White imaginatively recreates this city, this region. Here is a folksy reporter covering a chitlins cook-off, a ragged cab driver fighting for his life, a lonely jewelrymaker focusing too much on the past—a high tech worker losing her job, a bureaucrat looking for something more. These stories are populated by depressed men, angry women, frustrated dogs, and fearful cats—filled with heat waves and heartbreaks, thunderstorms and belly-laughs: with all that is modern Texas— and America….

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990863281
Publisher: Alamo Bay Press
Publication date: 02/10/2016
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 837,695
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Top Dog in the Kill Chain 1
Bad Guts 11
Riff Raff 27
Mexican Brick 35
Along and Twenty Miles 50
Bluer Even then the Sky Above 56
Dry Line 72
Wildlife Rehabilitation 83
Reliction 93
Speed of Sound 106
Five Things 118
About this Edition 141
About Lowell Mick White 143

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