A collection of headlong tales by Oregon author Brian Doyleexploring such riveting and peculiar topics as chess in the Levant, tailors who specialize in holes, how to report stigmata to your attending physician, the intense hilarity of basketball, how to have a bitter verbal marital fight in your car, an all-Chinese football team in Australia, soccer and Catholicism, what it's like to be in a ska band, a singing Korean baker, an archbishop who loses his faith between the salad and the entree, genius Girl Scouts who save a radio station, and a baby born from a lake in Illinois. And some other fascinating stories. Really. Trust us.
|Publisher:||Red Hen Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of many books of essays, “proems,” and fiction, among them Bin Laden’s Bald Spot (Red Hen Press, 2011). Among honors for his work are the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.
What People are Saying About This
“With headlong good humor, Brian Doyleone of America's finest novelists and catchers of brief true storiesnow sings short stories in which a cast of oddball searchers and appealing lost souls challenges tradition and skewers pomposity at every turn, from the concrete courts of pick-up basketball to within the Catholic Church that Doyle so clearly loves. And that's only what the book is about. . . Its overarching appeal rises from the richly imagined and beautifully scaped trail of words. Brian Doyle here is a big-hearted, sharp-eyed, penetrating storyteller at the very top of his game.”
Robin Cody, winner of the Oregon Book Award for Voyage of a Summer Sun