The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones

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UNM Press, Apr 15, 2015 - Fiction - 408 pages
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This collection showcases the best writings of Stephen Graham Jones, whose career is developing rapidly from the noir underground to the mainstream. The Faster Redder Road features excerpts from Jones’s novels—including The Last Final Girl, The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong, Not for Nothing, and The Gospel of Z—and short stories, some never before published in book form. Examining Jones’s contributions to American literature as well as noir, Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.’s introduction puts Jones on the literary map.

 

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Contents

A Plainsong excerpt
1
Lonegans Luck from The Ones That Got Away
9
An Argument from Spring Gun Press
35
So Perfect from The Ones That Got Away
37
State from Quarterly West
61
Captivity Narrative 109 from Bleed into Me
75
Exodus from 5_trope
83
Not for Nothing excerpt
89
The Decomposition of a Conversation from Vincent Brothers Review
223
Rocket Man from Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth
227
Neither Heads Nor Tails from the Bacon Review
237
All the Beautiful Sinners excerpt
239
Lunch from 32 Poems
243
Rendezvous with Sula Prime from Trailer Park Quarterly
245
Deer from New Texas
269
Little Lambs from Iron Horse
273

Father Son Holy Rabbit from The Ones That Got Away
91
Carbon from Bleed into Me
99
To Run Without Falling from Bleed into Me
107
Discovering America from Bleed into Me
113
The Gospel of Z excerpt
117
The Parable of the Gun from Clackamas Literary Review
123
Paleogenesis Circa 1970 from Black Warrior Review
135
Interstate Love Affair from Three Miles Past
143
Uncle from After the People Lights Have Gone Off
183
Raphael from The Ones That Got Away
195
The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti excerpt
219
It Came from Del Rio Part I of the Bunnyhead Chronicles excerpt
283
Welcome to the Reptile House from Strange Aeons
285
A Failing Sestina from Alaska Quarterly Review
301
Screentime from Sundog
311
A Work of Fiction excerpt
319
Boys with Guitars from mixer
327
The Last Final Girl excerpt
355
How Billy Hanson Destroyed the Planet Earth and Everyone On It from Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth
363
Credits
369
Back Cover
372
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About the author (2015)

Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. is an assistant professor of Native American studies at the University of Montana and the former assistant dean and director of the Native American Cultural Center at Yale University. He is a chapter contributor in the work Seeing Red—Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film.

Stephen Graham Jones is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Colorado. He is the author of twenty-one books, including The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong, Ledfeather, The Gospel of Z, and Bleed into Me: A Book of Stories. The honors his work has received include the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse H. Jones Award for Fiction and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction. He is the recipient of the Writers’ League of Texas Fellowship in Literature and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

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