Nesting Habits of Flightless Birds: Stories

Nesting Habits of Flightless Birds: Stories

by Chris Haven


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In the defiantly mundane heartland suburbs of Chris Haven's debut collection, a real estate agent compels a stranger with late-stage dementia to accompany him to sell houses; a gruesome power tool injury somehow heals the tense relationship between two neighbors; and a Baptist minister recalls his own baptism, which is mysteriously tied to his first experience of the female anatomy. With devastating stoicism and surprising tenderness, Haven's portraits of twenty-first-century Americana revisit the rituals and archetypes of a vividly familiar world-and the strange, surreal magic that inhabits its everyday rhythms.

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ISBN-13: 9781732848061
Publisher: Tailwinds Press Enterprises LLC
Publication date: 10/15/2020
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

CHRIS HAVEN was born in Oklahoma, the son of a grocer and a storyteller. Nesting Habits of Flightless Birds is his first book. In addition to his short fiction work, a collection of poems, Bone Seeker, is forthcoming from NYQ Books; further poems can be found in The Southern Review, Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Mid-American Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal, and prose poems from his Terrible Emmanuel series have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Sycamore Review, North America Review, and Seneca Review, where they won the Deborah Tall Award for Lyric Essay. He has degrees in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas, Texas State University, and the University of Houston. He lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he teaches courses in writing and style at Grand Valley State University.

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