Volt: Stories

March 1, 2011|
Volt: Stories by Alan Heathcock
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A blistering collection of stories from an exhilarating new voice

One man kills another after neither will move his pickup truck from the road. A female sheriff in a flooded town attempts to cover up a murder. When a farmer harvesting a field accidentally runs over his son, his grief sets him off walking, mile after mile. A band of teens bent on destruction runs amok in a deserted town at night. As these men and women lash out at the inscrutable churn of the world around them, they find a grim measure of peace in their solitude.

Throughout Volt, Alan Heathcock''s stark realism is leavened by a lyric energy that matches the brutality of the surface. And as you move through the wind-lashed landscape of these stories, faint signs of hope appear underfoot. In Volt, the work of a writer who''s hell-bent on wrenching out whatever beauty this savage world has to offer, Heathcock''s tales of lives set afire light up the sky like signal flares touched off in a moment of desperation.

ALAN HEATHCOCK''s work has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, and Best American Mystery Stories, among other places. He is the winner of a National Magazine Award in fiction.
Title:Volt: Stories
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.26 X 5.65 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.26 X 5.65 X 0.68 in
Published:March 1, 2011
Publisher:Graywolf Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781555975777

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