Tunneling To The Center Of The Earth: Stories

Paperback | March 31, 2009

byKevin Wilson

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Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. "Grand Stand-In" is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider—a company that supplies "stand-ins" for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in "Blowing Up On the Spot," a young woman works sorting tiles at a Scrabble factory after her parents have spontaneously combusted.

Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways we try to cope with both.

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Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. "Grand Stand-In" is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider—a company that supplies "stand-ins" for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in "Blowing Up ...

Kevin Wilson is the author of the collection,Tunneling to the Center of the Earth(Ecco/HarperPerennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award. His fiction has appeared in four volumes of theNew Stories from the South: The Year's Bestanthology, and he has received fellows...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:March 31, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061579025

ISBN - 13:9780061579028

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“Lush with imagination, humanity, and wit.