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The Resource Knockout : stories, John Jodzio

Knockout : stories, John Jodzio

Label
Knockout : stories
Title
Knockout
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
John Jodzio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The work of John Jodzio has already made waves across the literary community. Some readers noticed his nimble blending of humor with painful truths reminded them of George Saunders. His creativity and fresh voice reminded others of Wells Tower's Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. But with his new collection, Jodzio creates a class of his own. Knockout is the unified collection of stories that create flawless portraits of deeply flawed figures on the edge of the American Dream. A recovering drug addict gets tricked into stealing a tiger. A man buys a used sex chair from his neighbor. A woman suffering from agoraphobia raises her son completely indoors. An alcoholic runs a bed and breakfast with the son from his deceased wife's first marriage. These people will admit that their chances have passed them by. These people know they were born on the wrong side of the tracks, and their dreams will remain unreachable, but that doesn't stop them from dreaming. Yet readers won't be fooled by the funny premises -Jodzio steers these stories into deeper places, creating a brilliant examination of those on the fringes of modern life. With its quirky humor, compelling characters, and unexpected sincerity, Knockout by John Jodzio is poised to become his breakout book, drawing a wide readership to this provocative and talented young writer."--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O245
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Knockout : stories, John Jodzio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 197)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The indoor baby
  • Fieldwork
  • Inside work
  • The piss test place
  • Athens, Athens
  • Cannonball
  • Chet
  • Winnipeg
  • Our mom-and-pop opium den
  • Great alcoholic-owned bed and breakfasts of the Eastern Seaboard
  • Knockout
  • Someday all of this will probably be yours
  • The wedding party
  • Duplex
  • Lily and Annabelle
  • Alliances
  • Ackerman is selling his sex chair for ten bucks
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781593766351
Lccn
2015030895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025877751
System control number
ocn913304854
Label
Knockout : stories, John Jodzio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 197)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The indoor baby
  • Fieldwork
  • Inside work
  • The piss test place
  • Athens, Athens
  • Cannonball
  • Chet
  • Winnipeg
  • Our mom-and-pop opium den
  • Great alcoholic-owned bed and breakfasts of the Eastern Seaboard
  • Knockout
  • Someday all of this will probably be yours
  • The wedding party
  • Duplex
  • Lily and Annabelle
  • Alliances
  • Ackerman is selling his sex chair for ten bucks
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781593766351
Lccn
2015030895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025877751
System control number
ocn913304854

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