Kentucky Straight

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Vintage Books, 1992 - Fiction - 167 pages
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Riveting, often heartbreaking stories that take readers through country that is figuratively and literally unmapped. These stories are set in a nameless community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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nice imagery--bittersweet, rainy and full of great landscapes--interesting portrait of mountain people Read full review

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Chris Offut's work has beenrecognized by fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation. His works has also received a Whiting Writer award, and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "fiction that takes risks." He's also written comic books, essays, stage plays, and screenplays. His work appears in many anthologies, is widely translated, and taught in high schools and college.

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