Double-wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone

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Indiana University Press, 2007 - Fiction - 373 pages
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In this one volume, readers have access to the two decades of Hoosier mythology created by Michael Martone, one of Indiana's most recognized voices. This book collects work from Martone's first five books: Alive and Dead in Indiana, Safety Patrol, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List (IUP, 1990, 1992), Pens es: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, and Seeing Eye. Virtually all of the stories in this "double-wide" collection speak to the Hoosier experience and imagination. Places like Martone's hometown of Fort Wayne, as well as Peru, Elkhart, and Indianapolis, and narrators such as Colonel Sanders, Alfred Kinsey, and James Dean's high school English teacher all come to life with the author's trademark blend of irreverent humor and incisive reality.

 

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Contents

Highlights
7
Everybody Watching and the Time Passing Like That
15
Pieces
23
Alfred Kinsey Alone after an Interview Dreams of Indiana
32
Dear John
50
The Greek Letter in the Bed
59
Schliemann in Indianapolis
66
Biograph
82
An Accident
157
A Short Short Story Complete on These Two Pages
164
March of Dimes
177
Xray
185
The Safety Patrol
191
From Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitlers List
207
The Mayor of the Sister City Talks to the Chamber of Commerce
223
See
230

King of Safety
99
Nein
109
Lost
120
Parting
128
The Third Day of Trials
138
Watch Out
147
The Thoughts of Dan Quayle
299
Borges in Indiana
339
Species
345
Three Contributors Notes and a Review of Michael Martone
361
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About the author (2007)

Michael Martone is Professor of English at the University of Alabama–Tuscaloosa. He is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone, two collections of fiction, The Flatness and Other Landscapes and Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art, and six edited volumes. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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