Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country

and Other Stories
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Author(s): Chavisa Woods
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2018
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Product Number: Z100143074
Released: Oct 16, 2018
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ISBN: #9781977399434
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The eight stories in Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country paint a vivid image of people living on the fringes in America, people who don't do what you might expect them to. Not stories of triumph over adversity, but something completely other. Described in language that is brilliantly sardonic, Woods's characters return repeatedly to places where they don't belong-often the places where they were born. In "Zombie," a coming-of-age story like no other, two young girls find friendship with a mysterious woman in the local cemetery. "Take the Way Home That Leads Back to Sullivan Street" describes a lesbian couple trying to repair their relationship by dropping acid at a Mensa party. In "A New Mohawk," a man in romantic pursuit of a female political activist becomes inadvertently much more familiar with the Palestinesrael conflict than anyone would have thought possible. And in the title story, Woods brings us into the mind of a queer goth teenager who faces ostracism from her small-town evangelical church. In the background are the endless American wars and occupations and too many early deaths of friends and family. This is fiction that is fresh and of the moment, even as it is timeless.

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Author(s): Chavisa Woods
Product Number EB00684695
Released: May 16, 2017
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Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: #9781609807467

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