Bad Kansas: Stories

Becky Mandelbaum (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
University of Georgia Press
Publish Date
September 15, 2017
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780820351285
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About the Author

BECKY MANDELBAUM is the author of Bad Kansas, winner of the 2016 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the 2018 High Plains Book Award for First Book. Her work has appeared in the Missouri Review, the Georgia Review, the Rumpus, Necessary Fiction, Hobart, Electric Literature, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and has been featured on Medium. Originally from Kansas, she currently lives in Washington's Skagit Valley and teaches at Seattle's Hugo House.

Reviews

With heart and precision, and a fresh and resilient humor, Bad Kansas reveals the lives people are living in that flyover state in a collection in which every sentence is a made thing, never merely a vehicle for conveying information to the reader. Mandelbaum's sharp eye for detail, a deep emotional intelligence, and a slightly canted--yet ultimately compassionate--worldview combine to produce complex, authentic, empathic characters, reminiscent of two of the greatest place-based collections ever: Richard Ford's Rock Springs and Annie Proulx's Close Range.--Pam Houston "author of Contents May Have Shifted "
A splendid debut--smart, funny, refreshing. I read it with delight.--Lynn Freed "author of The Last Laugh and The Romance of Elsewhere "