The Green Suit: Stories by Dwight AllenThe Green Suit: Stories by Dwight Allen

The Green Suit: Stories

byDwight Allen

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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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.

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...
Title:The Green Suit: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:029928364X

ISBN - 13:9780299283643

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Editorial Reviews

“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