Carbine: Stories

Greg Mulcahy (Author)

Product Details

University of Massachusetts Press
Publish Date
April 08, 2010
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.45 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

Greg Mulcahy is president of the Minnesota State College Faculty. He is author of a previous story collection, Out Of Work, published by Knopf in 1993, and a novel, Constellation.


"Carbine is powerful work that reaches for the weightiest of matters: mortality, dementia, pain, anger, god, anxiety, amnesia, suicide, the failures of spirit and body. These stories are also very funny, in the way that wisdom, plainly spoken, is funny. Compression here is often frightening and brilliant. The mind set down on the page is given to swerves and volatility, to short fragments and interrupted thoughts. . . . Rage energizes these stories without embittering them; the narrator common among them is a man in his middle years whose potential for violence, and love, vulnerability, and fury, is unshakeable." -- Noy Holland
"The men in Greg Mulcahy's trigger-ready stories are bewildered and enraged by a world that looks like some awful funhouse of consumption. This devastating, sometimes wickedly funny book is chillingly on-target about the distortion of self in a culture that insists on compliance." -- Dawn Raffel
"Blurbs are frauds. Speech synopsizing speech, can it but be false? The only thing is the thing itself--in this case, Greg Mulcahy. All of him, packing, strapped, armed--a menace to your community." -- Gordon Lish