Partisans: Essays

Partisans: Essays

by Joe Oestreich

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Partisans: Essays by Joe Oestreich


Literary Nonfiction. "In his new collection of essays, PARTISANS, Joe Oestreich piles his readers into a tour van and barrels unflinchingly down the highway into subjects like guilt and murder, race, privilege, youth, music, marriage, work, and other deep territory of contemporary American life. Guiding you with a mix of muscle, humor, and grace, these essays are part escapist travel narrative, part personal essay, all blended with artful but fearless critical reflection on social issues, ethics, and morality. We're not just watching road signs go by in this book; we're stopping and living, truly experiencing people and places from the neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, to the resorts and jungles of Mexico, to Paris, to the suburbs of South Carolina. PARTISANS is always driving, always pushing us to consider where we stand and how we understand our personal and collective legacy of youthful angst and artistic idealism. To read this book is to be bounced, rattled and changed by the ride." —Steven Church

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625579768
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 432,357
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Joe Oestreich is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Partisans (Black Lawrence Press), Lines of Scrimmage (co-written with Scott Pleasant, 2015), and Hitless Wonder (2012). His work has appeared in Esquire, Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, The Normal School, and many other magazines and journals. Four of his essays have been cited as notable in the Best American series, and he's received special mention twice in the Pushcart Prize anthology. He teaches creative writing at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where he directs the MA in Writing program.

Table of Contents

I Home & Away

The Mercy Kill 3

The Low Season 15

The Bodyman 37

Partisans 58

Tricoter 71

The Get Down 80

Simpatico 90

In Any August 101

Two Haircuts 113

II American Interiors

This Essay Doesn't Rock 121

The Botch Job 132

Barreling into Uncool 139

The Upside Addiction 143

Writing in the Major Key 148

This Machine No Longer Kills Fascists (Did It Ever?) 154

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