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A Simplified Map of the Real World

The Renata Stories

Allred, Stevan

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
A Simplified Map of the Real World
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Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper. In the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon, a man watches his neighbor's big-screen TV through binoculars. An errant son paints himself silver. Mysterious electrical humming emanates from an enormous barn. In A Simplified Map of the Real World, intimate boundaries are loosened by divorce and death in a rural community where even an old pickle crock has an unsettling history-and high above the strife and the hope and the often hilarious, geese seek the perfect tailwind. Stevan Allred's stunning debut deftly navigates the stubborn geography of the human heart.

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Publisher: Portland, Or. : Forest Avenue Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780988265721
0988265729
Branch Call Number: FICTION ALLRED 2013
Characteristics: 271 p. :,ill ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Paus, Laurie

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Meet the author and join the discussion on Sept. 10, 2014. Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper in the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon. Allred’s stunning debut deftly navigates the stubbor... Read More »

Meet the author and join the discussion on Oct. 13, 2014. Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper in the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon. Allred’s stunning debut deftly navigates the stubborn... Read More »

Join the discussion on Sept. 9, 2014. Meet the author! Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper in the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon. Allred’s stunning debut deftly navigates the stubborn ge... Read More »

Join the discussion on March 20, 2015. Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper in the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon. Allred’s stunning debut deftly navigates the stubborn geography of the h... Read More »

Meet the author and join the discussion on Sept. 17, 2014. Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper in the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon. Allred’s stunning debut deftly navigates the stubbor... Read More »


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