Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions: 40 Dramatic Fictions by Michael CzyzniejewskiChicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions: 40 Dramatic Fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski

Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions: 40 Dramatic Fictions

byMichael CzyzniejewskiIllustratorRob FunderburkEditorJacob S Knabb

Paperback | April 10, 2012

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For everyone who's always wondered what would happen if Roger Ebert had taken Oprah Winfrey to a critics' screening ofRevenge of The Nerds for their second date.InChicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski, each story is told in the persona of a famous Chicagoan, from Mrs. O'Leary to Barack Obama.Illustrated by Chicago artist Rob Funderburk.
Michael Czyzniejewski was born in Chicago and grew up in its south suburbs. He teaches at Bowling Green State University and is Editor ofMid-American Review. He is the author of the short story collectionElephants in Our Bedroom (Dzanc Books, 2009), and has been published in over 50 literary journals, includingAnother Chicago Magazine,...
Title:Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions: 40 Dramatic FictionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:Curbside Splendor PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0983422850

ISBN - 13:9780983422853

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Flexing impressive literary chops, the beer vendor/creative-writing professor captures both the tough, defensive exterior and the vulnerable, often-broken heart of his city."-Timeout Chicago"Chicago, a page at a time. Michael Czyzniejewski gets right to the point in telling the city's stories."-Chicago Tribune"... Michael Czyzniejewski'sChicago Stories, forty fictional monologues riffing on the common culture of the Windy City's shared history, projected forward into a possible future. Not quite historical fiction-more like historical jazz."-Newcity Lit"InChicago Stories, Michael Czyzniejewski summons all of Chicago - its ghosts, living and dead, its heroes and fools, sinners and saints, its people and places and all of its occasions - and in these pages they have gathered, strange and unlikely bedfellows, to sing a new song for Chicago. It will twist your arm behind your back, this song. It will break your fingers."- Billy Lombardo, author ofThe Man With Two Arms andThe Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories "