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Visigoth : Stories - Gary Amdahl

Paperback Published: 17th March 2006
ISBN: 9781571310514
Number Of Pages: 208

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<i>Visigoth</i> is a portrait of the American male — gritty, violent, and fascinating. The protagonists in this collection of stories come from all walks of life — hockey players, middle managers, political hopefuls, and wayward husbands — but all share a tendency to turn towards violence when life begins spinning out of control. In "The Flyweight," an all-star high-school wrestler struggles with his own success and the expectations of others when he begins hearing voices after a schizophrenic breakdown. "Visigoth," the title story, depicts a college hockey player unable to understand that his relationship with an English professor is over. The novella "The Free Fall" focuses on a cycle of escalating violence in small farming and mining towns and the effect that it has on the main character and his family. Sharp, inquisitive, and witty, <i>Visigoth</i> challenges the reader to question the popular glory of violence in all its manifestations.

ISBN: 9781571310514
ISBN-10: 1571310517
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 17th March 2006
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31

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