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The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories

The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories

by Sam Pink

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Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on March 3, 2020

Overview

“Pink is a keen observer of the culture of minimum-wage jobs and low-rent studio apartments that is the reality of life for all those who don't find a cog space in today’s hyper-capitalist economy.” —The Guardian



It was maybe the first job I'd ever had where people were happy to see me.


An odd feeling indeed, to wield this kind of power.


To be this kind of force.


As near to magical as any mortal should stride.


A technician of unspeakable joy.


Braving the neon mountains to return with blue raspberry concentrate.


Tearing out sundae cone fangs from the mouths of snow beasts.


And so on.



Cone dealer, sunshine stealer, alleyway counselor, lunch lady to the homeless, friend to the dead, maker of sandwiches. Metal wrangler. Stag among stags. And so it goes—another journey through time spent punched in. A life's work of working for a living. Blood, death, and violence. Dirty dishes, dead roaches, and sparkler-lit nights. Nights ahead and no real fate. So open your mouths because the forecast calls for sprinkles. Thirteen delights, scooped and served. Let it melt down your hand. Let the sun burn your face. It's the ice cream man, and other stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593765934
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

SAM PINK's books include Person, The No Hellos Diet, Hurt Others, Rontel, Witch Piss, and The Garbage Times/White Ibis. His writing has been published widely in print and on the Internet and translated into other languages. He currently lives in Michigan and sells paintings from instagram.com/sam_pink_art.