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The Glass City and Other Stories

The Glass City and Other Stories

by Jen Knox
The Glass City and Other Stories

The Glass City and Other Stories

by Jen Knox


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Winner of Prize Americana for Prose, Jen Knox’s The Glass City and Other Stories is a shrewd yet playful collection that explores the dangers of extremes with a subtle, skillful elegance. In these sixteen stories, weather becomes a mirror for the internal struggles of Knox's indelible cast of characters. An aging acrobat looks for connectivity online as her city floods, two sisters are tasked to spread their mother's ashes on flowers that no longer exist, a man's scars become tattoos as he attempts to outrun truth, a reluctant host shares an island's secrets, and families survive natural disasters that shake out lies and bury inhibitions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996777940
Publisher: Press Americana
Publication date: 07/14/2017
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


The Glass City | 1

The Living Museum | 12

Gather the Ingredients | 19

Running Toward the Sun | 43

Don’t Tease the Elephants | 68

The Couple on the Roof | 74

The Inconvenience of It All | 87

A Handbook for Single Mothers | 92

A Perpetual State of Awe | 110

Nebraska | 120

Green | 126

West on N Road | 136

Fortune in Smoke | 151

Our Sky, the Ocean | 159

The Slope of a Line | 163

Acknowledgments | 171

About the Author | 172

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