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A Kind of Flying

A Kind of Flying

(2003)
A collection of stories by

 

"These stories glow with a radioactive otherness. It's great fun to watch them sparkle and fizz into glorious full-color wirdness."
Stephen King


Ron Carlson's stories come at us from all directions. Sometimes wicked or bittersweet, often zany, they are rich with a hard-earned hopefulness frequently absent in contemporary fiction. In this generous gathering from collections no longer available, longtime fans and new readers alike can savor the development of a master of idiosyncrasy.

In "Blazo" and other equally poignant tales, men and women are challenged when things don't work out as expected. Other stories deal with surprising transformations - for a baseball player turned killer-by-accident, for a nineteen-year-old who experiences an unsettling sexual awakening. Here is a man accusing Bigfoot of stealing his wife, followed by Bigfoot's incomparable response. Not least of the treasures is "The H Street Sledding Record," a story perfect for family holiday reading, in which a young father "creates" the magic of Santa by throwing manure on his roof on Christmas Eve.

Prepare to be amused, moved, and disturbed by stories that make a difference.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: A Kind of Flying: Selected Stories
Author(s): Ron Carlson
ISBN: 0-393-32479-6 / 978-0-393-32479-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Kind of Flying: Selected Stories
Author(s): Ron Carlson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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