That is true of everybody
The proprietor of a bowling alley whose artist daughter paints only
phalluses. A ninth-grade girl who marries in haste only to be faced with impotence. A libidinous poet who learns the meaning of harassment. A gifted basketball player whose fraternal twin sister is awarded $200,002 for being pregnant. The life and loves of a professional lawn mower. The life and death of a drive-in movie theater.
All of these elements make up the multicolored canvas of Mark Winegardner's debut short-story collection. Winegardner, whose rich and epic novel, Crooked River Burning, gave the much maligned city of Cleveland, Ohio, a fresh and vibrant aspect, returns to the Midwest that he knows so intimately and casts a piercingly compassionate eye on its denizens who lead lives of not necessarily quiet desperation. The result is a kaleidoscopic picture of a people who are arrogant and humble, faithful and disloyal, driven and floundering-a people who are, finally, America itself.
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Review: That's True of EverybodyUser Review - Chana - Goodreads
Depressing little vignettes, so pathetically human, sometimes very funny, often sad. Everything is so clearly drawn but with no real beginnings or endings. It is akin to reading sharp, clear photographs. Read full review
Review: That's True of EverybodyUser Review - Dee - Goodreads
A nice collection of short stories. Read full review
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