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A Simplified Map of the Real World

The Renata Stories
Allred, Stevan (Book - 2013 )
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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.
Authors: Allred, Stevan
Title: A simplified map of the real world
the Renata stories
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Forest Avenue Press, 2013
Characteristics: 271 p. :,ill ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Stevan Allred ; illustrated by Laurie Paus
Notes: Includes reading group questions
Contents: His tricky little mind
In the ditch
What good a divorce is
The idjit's guide to intuitive mastery of Newtonian physics
The painted man
Sink like a steamroller, fly like a brick
To walk where she pleases
As men will do unito the least among us
A simplified map of the real world
Vortex
Trish the freaking dish
Conflations of a hard-headed Yankee
Doubling down
On formal occasions, hummingbirds
A gentleman, under these circumstances, has no idea
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Paus, Laurie
ISBN: 9780988265721
0988265729
Branch Call Number: FICTION ALLRED 2013
Genre/Form: Short stories
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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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