This Is Not the Tropics: Stories

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Price
$24.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
Pages
292
Dimensions
5.32 X 8.78 X 0.99 inches | 1.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780299215101
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About the Author

Ladette Randolph is the editor of A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers and associate director and executive editor at the University of Nebraska Press. She received the Rona Jaffe Award for emerging women writers and a Pushcart Prize for her story "Mercy."

Reviews

" These are stories of compassion and surprising generosity, as characters who have been trapped find escape, who have been lonely find company, and who have endured loss face not sorrow, but transformation." -- Erin McGraw, author of "The Good Life: Stories"

" Ladette Randolph' s stories have the sly, subtle intensity of a snake gliding through grass. They sneak up on their characters and the reader alike, invoking humor, grace, and wisdom before pouncing on us with exhilarating epiphanies that are as dark and brutal as they are hopeful." -- Meghan Daum, author of "The Quality of Life Report" and "My Misspent Youth"

" Ladette Randolph' s stories sink their teeth into the deep Nebraska Midwest the way that Flannery O' Connor tore into the heart of Georgia. There' s a wonderfully sly, deadpan sweetness at work here, so that it may take a moment to realize how odd and twisty the stories are. Randolph seems like such a nice, earnestly polite young woman-- and then suddenly your wallet is missing and she' s driving away in your car! These are beautifully crafty, beguiling stories: witty, wise, and wicked." -- Dan Chaon, author of "You Remind Me of Me" and "Among the Missing"

"Ladette Randolph's stories sink their teeth into the deep Nebraska Midwest the way that Flannery O'Connor tore into the heart of Georgia. There's a wonderfully sly, deadpan sweetness at work here, so that it may take a moment to realize how odd and twisty the stories are. Randolph seems like such a nice, earnestly polite young woman--and then suddenly your wallet is missing and she's driving away in your car! These are beautifully crafty, beguiling stories: witty, wise, and wicked."--Dan Chaon, author of "You Remind Me of Me" and "Among the Missing"
"These are stories of compassion and surprising generosity, as characters who have been trapped find escape, who have been lonely find company, and who have endured loss face not sorrow, but transformation."--Erin McGraw, author of "The Good Life: Stories"
"Ladette Randolph's stories have the sly, subtle intensity of a snake gliding through grass. They sneak up on their characters and the reader alike, invoking humor, grace, and wisdom before pouncing on us with exhilarating epiphanies that are as dark and brutal as they are hopeful."--Meghan Daum, author of "The Quality of Life Report" and "My Misspent Youth"

"These are stories of compassion and surprising generosity, as characters who have been trapped find escape, who have been lonely find company, and who have endured loss face not sorrow, but transformation."--Erin McGraw, author of "The Good Life: Stories"

"Ladette Randolph's stories sink their teeth into the deep Nebraska Midwest the way that Flannery O'Connor tore into the heart of Georgia. There's a wonderfully sly, deadpan sweetness at work here, so that it may take a moment to realize how odd and twisty the stories are. Randolph seems like such a nice, earnestly polite young woman--and then suddenly your wallet is missing and she's driving away in your car! These are beautifully crafty, beguiling stories: witty, wise, and wicked."--Dan Chaon, author of "You Remind Me of Me" and "Among the Missing"

"Ladette Randolph's stories have the sly, subtle intensity of a snake gliding through grass. They sneak up on their characters and the reader alike, invoking humor, grace, and wisdom before pouncing on us with exhilarating epiphanies that are as dark and brutal as they are hopeful."--Meghan Daum, author of "The Quality of Life Report" and "My Misspent Youth"

These are stories of compassion and surprising generosity, as characters who have been trapped find escape, who have been lonely find company, and who have endured loss face not sorrow, but transformation. Erin McGraw, author of "The Good Life: Stories""

Ladette Randolph s stories sink their teeth into the deep Nebraska Midwest the way that Flannery O Connor tore into the heart of Georgia. There s a wonderfully sly, deadpan sweetness at work here, so that it may take a moment to realize how odd and twisty the stories are. Randolph seems like such a nice, earnestly polite young woman and then suddenly your wallet is missing and she s driving away in your car! These are beautifully crafty, beguiling stories: witty, wise, and wicked. Dan Chaon, author of "You Remind Me of Me" and "Among the Missing""

Ladette Randolph s stories have the sly, subtle intensity of a snake gliding through grass. They sneak up on their characters and the reader alike, invoking humor, grace, and wisdom before pouncing on us with exhilarating epiphanies that are as dark and brutal as they are hopeful. Meghan Daum, author of "The Quality of Life Report" and "My Misspent Youth""

These are stories of compassion and surprising generosity, as characters who have been trapped find escape, who have been lonely find company, and who have endured loss face not sorrow, but transformation. Erin McGraw, author of The Good Life: Stories

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Ladette Randolph s stories sink their teeth into the deep Nebraska Midwest the way that Flannery O Connor tore into the heart of Georgia. There s a wonderfully sly, deadpan sweetness at work here, so that it may take a moment to realize how odd and twisty the stories are. Randolph seems like such a nice, earnestly polite young woman and then suddenly your wallet is missing and she s driving away in your car! These are beautifully crafty, beguiling stories: witty, wise, and wicked. Dan Chaon, author of You Remind Me of Me and Among the Missing

"

Ladette Randolph s stories have the sly, subtle intensity of a snake gliding through grass. They sneak up on their characters and the reader alike, invoking humor, grace, and wisdom before pouncing on us with exhilarating epiphanies that are as dark and brutal as they are hopeful. Meghan Daum, author of The Quality of Life Report and My Misspent Youth

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