"Every sentence is unexpected, yet infallible." --Ursula K. LeGuin
A gritty, yet humor and pathos-filled portrait of a young Native American struggling with the two constants in his life--alcohol and art. Eddie Chuculate's prize-winning collection of linked short stories follows Jordan Coolwater from bored young boy, to thoughtful teenager, struggling artist, escaped convict, and finally, father. Readers will find an unsentimental portrait of America, of its dispossessed, its outlaws, and its visionaries. The first story in this debut collection, "Galveston Bay, 1826," won an O. Henry Prize in 2007, and the second, "Yo Yo," received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention. Admirers of the short stories of Jim Harrison and Annie Proulx will appreciate Chuculate's steady, confident prose rooted in American realism.
Black Sparrow Press, 9781574232165, 146pp.
Publication Date: July 16, 2010