Epub [The All Girl Football Team Vintage Contemporaries Lewis Nordan] lesotho


The All Girl Football Team Vintage ContemporariesSte for The first half of this collection focuses on the adventures of southern junior Sugar Mecklin while the second is made up of varied stories The opening story Sugar Among the Chickens is amazing I would have to rank it among my favorite short stories of all time Very well written and very very funny The remainder of the book however does not compare I was on an all girl football team that was much fun than this Nordan reminds me of O Connor in this collection He knows that normal of O Connor in this collection He knows that normal only an idea that everyone is a freak in some way and it is in examining that freakishness that the most universal aspects of humanity can be revealed universal aspects of humanity can be revealed of these stories are very good but Sugar Among the Chickens is almost brilliant The title alone The story is full of one hysterical line after another The story doesn t rely on them to work but they make the story just that much amazing I mean where do you get lines like I had been fishing for an hour and still hadn t caught anything I was fishing for chickens Gold Absolute gold My friend Nathaniel Calhoun recommended this book and I concur that it is a treasure The narrative detail of the stories reminds me of my brother Tom s work and I hope that some of my speechies will use the story for competition ieces I consider myself a Nordan fan but this collection of stories was terribly disappointing They meandered around a bit but essentially went nowhere Even side show freaks and eunuchs running amuck couldn t make these tales memorable Sigh Something of a mix. For Episcopalians Sugar's mother spends her days creating imaginary lives for models in her Sears and Roebuck catalog Daddy keeps a black suit with the words Rock 'n' Roll Music spelled out in seuins on the back hidden in his closet Sugar searches for a way to grow up with dignity and finds resources he never knew he. Ed bag of short fiction Lewis Nordan s The All Girl Football Team is a slim volume of stories about the south Taken as a whole IT S AN UNEVEN AND SLIGHTLY s an uneven and slightly kilter collection with the individual stories ranging from decent to good Several of them including this collection s two best stories the title story and Sugar Among the Chickens take lace in Arrow Catcher Mississippi a small town that s something like a Lynch movie a trailer take lace in Arrow Catcher Mississippi a small town that s something like a Lynch movie a trailer dwarfs next door Episcopalians roaming around the country in a van and a mom who invents lives for models in a Sears catalogue These are the most off center of Nordan s stories and they re all slightly connected with references often getting repeated between stories erhaps a draft of a novel These stories are the best art of this book showing Nordan s gift for mixing the absurd with the dark there are odd stories that flip from being funny to depressing without changing a beatThe rest of the book isn t uite as good though and keeps this from getting a higher rating Not really recommended but you could do worse when looking for a short story collection Short story collections Are Difficult For Me difficult for me you should really rate them as a wholenot just one or two that stick out I loved a couple liked a few and didn t like one So I suppose that means I liked it I usually done care for short stories with a few exceptions I just want to read anything I can find by Mr Nordan The Sugar stories stand out far beyond the rest and for good reason Still this is a great collection. Had While fishing for chickens in the yard he lands a rooser on his head instead My arents were Λίγη Ζωή proud of me They believed that a man who has worn a chicken on his head would never be a fool to geography or marriage or alcoholLewis Nordan's magical often sidesplittingly funny tales are triumphs of Southern storytelling.

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