Winesburg, Indiana: A Fork River Anthology by Michael Martone

Winesburg, Indiana: A Fork River Anthology

EditorMichael Martone, Bryan Furuness

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In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life's mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria. Winesburg, Indiana, is a town full of stories of plans made and destroyed, of births and unexpected deaths, of remembered pasts and unexplored presents told to the reader by as interesting a cast of characters as one is likely to find in small town America. Brought to life by a lively group of Indiana writers, Winesburg, Indiana, is a place to discover something of what it means to be alive in our hyperactive century from stories that are deeply human, sometimes melancholy, and often damned funny.

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Michael Martone is Professor of English at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. He is author of many books including Four for a Quarter: Fictions; Double-wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone (IUP, 2007); and editor of Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover (IUP, 2009). Martone was the winner of the 2013 National...
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Title:Winesburg, Indiana: A Fork River AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 2, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253016886

ISBN - 13:9780253016881

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Contributors include:
Michael Martone, Susan Neville, BJ Hollars, CJ Hribal, Barbara Bean, Kate Bernheimer, Lee Martin, Porter Shreve, Robin Black, Karen Brennan, Brian Buckbee, Shannon Cain, Sherrie Flick, Bryan Furuness, Roxane Gay, Andrew Hudgins, Sean Lovelace, Sam Martone, Erin McGraw, Joyelle McSweeney, Valerie Miner, Kelcey Parker, Ed Porter, Ethel Rohan, Valerie Sayers, Greg Schwipps, George Singleton, Deb Olin Unferth, Jim Walk and Claire Vaye Watkins.

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"Michael Martone, Bryan Furness, and their team of cartographers have taken their pens and knives to the town of Winesburg, Indiana to map out the varieties of human experience lived on the Fork River. They have succeeded in drawing a new prime meridian by which we may chart our joys and sorrows in these short fictions-plotting the intersections of trains and post office murals, cats and young lovers, faith healers and former high school football stars-finally discovering our own selves counted among the townspeople." -Colin Rafferty, author of Hallow This Ground