The debut collection by one of our foremost younger fiction writers, reissued in a new trade paperback format and design. A widely hailed first collection of stories set mostly in the rural South.
|Publisher:||Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.96(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.47(d)|
Table of Contents
|The Sutton Pie Safe||1|
|All the Dead||33|
What People are Saying About This
Town Smokes introduces a young writer of exceptional gifts and promise. The stories are funny and horrific by turns, poignant, painful, beautifully modulatedstorytelling at its best.
Beware the wise who are young and gifted. The quickly become irreplaceable. And with these first stories Pinckney Benedict, who is not merely precocious, shows convincingly that he is one of them.
In these nine stories of pit-dog fighting and crawdad cooking, where giant pigs live in sinkholes and bible pages are used for cigarette rolling, Pinckney Benedict depicts a South that is odd and idiosyncratic. Emerging from the harsh realities of difficult lives, these stories do not spare us the violence of love or the love of violence….Benedict's voice is unique; it is meant to be listened to.
These are intelligent and fully imagined stories, and...Benedict clearly has an amazing gift, a dazzling future.