The Resource Spit baths : stories, Greg Downs, (electronic resource)

Spit baths : stories, Greg Downs, (electronic resource)

Label
Spit baths : stories
Title
Spit baths
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Greg Downs
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a reporter's eye for the inside story and a historian's grasp of the ironies in our collective past, Greg Downs affectionately observes some of the last survivors of what Greil Marcus has called the old, weird America. Living off the map and out of sight, folks like Embee, Rudy, Peg, and Branch define themselves by where they are, not by what they eat, drink, or wear. The man who is soon to abandon his family in "Ain't I a King, Too?" is mistaken for the populist autocrat of Louisiana, Huey P. Long-on the day after Long's assassination. In "Hope Chests," a history teacher marries his student and takes her away from a place she hated, only to find that neither one of them can fully leave it behind. An elderly man in "Snack Cakes" enlists his grandson to help distribute his belongings among his many ex-wives, living and dead. In the title story, another intergenerational family tale, a young boy is caught in a feud between his mother and grandmother. The older woman uses the language of baseball to convey her view of religion and nobility to her grandson before the boy's mother takes him away, maybe forever. Caught up in pasts both personal and epic, Downs's characters struggle to maintain their peculiar, grounded manners in an increasingly detached world
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1971-
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Downs, Greg
Dewey number
813/.010806
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
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  • Race relations
  • Electronic books
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
Label
Spit baths : stories, Greg Downs, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820342931
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12442442
Publisher number
MWT12442442
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Spit baths : stories, Greg Downs, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820342931
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12442442
Publisher number
MWT12442442
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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