Things That Fall from the Sky

ISBN-10: 0375727698

ISBN-13: 9780375727696

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kevin Brockmeier
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Description: Weaving together loss and anxiety with fantastic elements and literary sleight-of-hand, Kevin Brockmeier’s richly imagined Things That Fall from the Sky views the nagging realities of the world through a hopeful lens. In the deftly told “These Hands,” a man named Lewis recounts his time babysitting a young girl and his inconsolable sense of loss after she is wrenched away. In “Apples,” a boy comes to terms with the complex world of adults, his first pangs of love, and the bizarre death of his Bible coach. “The Jesus Stories” examines a people trying to accelerate the Second Coming by telling the story of Christ in every possible way. And in the O. Henry Award winning “The Ceiling,” a man’s marriage begins to disintegrate after the sky starts slowly descending. Achingly beautiful and deceptively simple, Things That Fall from the Sky defies gravity as one of the most original story collections seen in recent years.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Kevin Brockmeier won an O. Henry Award in 2001 for "These Hands". He has published stories in the Georgia Review. The Carolina Quarterly, The Chicago Tribune (as a Nelson Algren award recipient) & Writing on the Edge (as an Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award Winner). He is a 1999-2000 recipient of a James Michener-Paul Engle Fellowship. Kevin lives in Little Rock, Arkansas where he teaches Creative Writing.

These Hands
Things That Fall from the Sky
Apples
A Day in the Life of Half of Rumpelstiltskin
The Ceiling
Small Degrees
The Jesus Stories
Space
The Passenger
The Light through the Window
The House at the End of the World
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