The Green Suit: Stories

Paperback | October 1, 2011

byDwight Allen

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This edition of Dwight Allen’s acclaimed story collection, The Green Suit, ends with a new story, rounding out a dozen interlinked tales about a well-to-do Kentucky family called the Sackriders. The stories cover a period of forty years, from the Vietnam War to the Age of Foreclosure. Chief among the Sackriders is Peter, son of a judge and a vitamin-pill-popping mother, brother to a sister whose troubles with boys take her far from Kentucky. He is a writer perhaps more in love with women (and, intermittently, men) than he is with words, whose eagerness to be loved leads him into alarming circumstances. He is a man with a yearning for transcendence and a penchant for betrayal.
    The new story finds Sackrider in his mid-fifties, married for a second time, the father of a small child, and all tangled up with his next-door neighbor, an artist who likes to use the corpses of animals in his collages.

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This edition of Dwight Allen’s acclaimed story collection, The Green Suit, ends with a new story, rounding out a dozen interlinked tales about a well-to-do Kentucky family called the Sackriders. The stories cover a period of forty years, from the Vietnam War to the Age of Foreclosure. Chief among the Sackriders is Peter, son of a judge...

Dwight Allen is author of the novels The Typewriter Satyr and Judge (called “a quietly moving accomplishment” by Publisher’s Weekly). A graduate of Lawrence University and of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, Allen worked on the editorial staff of The New Yorker for close to a decade. His...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029928364X

ISBN - 13:9780299283643

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“Like a Southern Gothic version of Raymond Carver, Allen magnifies the small, painful incidents of everyday life, paying special attention to their comic absurdity. When he clicks, the results are marvelous.”—The Onion