It Takes a Worried Man

Author(s): Tracy Daugherty
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Apr 23, 2014
Product Number: EB00654283
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781938604683
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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The narrative interweaves history, myth, rumor, and news with the experiences of a young girl living in the flatness of South Florida. Like Grace Paley's narrators, she is pensive and eager, hungry for experience but restrained. Into the sphere of her regard come a Ted Bundy reject, the God Osiris, a Caribbean slave turned pirate, a circus performer living in a box, broken horses, a Seminole chief in a swamp, and a murderous babysitter. What these preposterously commonplace figures all know is that murder is identity: "Of course what matters really is the psychokiller, what he's done, what he threatens to do. Of course to be the lucky one you have to be abducted in the first place. Without him, you wouldn't exist."

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