Swallowing the Past:: Scenes from the Postmodern South

Swallowing the Past Scenes from the Postmodern South Swallowing the Past is a prose collection about ordinary lives in the ever changing postmodern South A teenage killer ends up a smiling adult bridesmaid A conservative Christian couple tells the stor

  • Title: Swallowing the Past:: Scenes from the Postmodern South
  • Author: Greg Bottoms
  • ISBN: 9781933896601
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Swallowing the Past is a prose collection about ordinary lives in the ever changing, postmodern South A teenage killer ends up a smiling adult bridesmaid A conservative Christian couple tells the story of a hate crime A parable about a stolen bike illuminates how lying can be a survival technique Meeting an old friend at an ATM turns into a meditation on how some peSwallowing the Past is a prose collection about ordinary lives in the ever changing, postmodern South A teenage killer ends up a smiling adult bridesmaid A conservative Christian couple tells the story of a hate crime A parable about a stolen bike illuminates how lying can be a survival technique Meeting an old friend at an ATM turns into a meditation on how some people should die The book closes with Grace Street, a dream like, genre defying novella about the author s encounters with the locals on a poor city block in Richmond, Virginia, which becomes an eye opening look at the old wounds of class, race, religious intolerance, and our particularly American brand of alienation.

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