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  • By Matthew St. Amand
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Best of all possible worlds" Modern Communications Techiques in Des Moines (and other stories) by Gary Britson is an eclectic, schizophrenic work that flashes prose writing virtuosity with flashes of comic genius. An equal-parts fan of theatre, opera and baseball, Gary Britson writes in his story “Harry in America,” about a composer whose opus is a musical based on the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In his story, “The Executioner’s Groupies,” Britson co-mingles capital punishment with baseball, writing of a wretched old stadium in Iowa where condemned men are strung-up to the scoreboard and electrocuted when a homerun is hit. In “A Job for Gotsdiner,” he writes of the soul-demolishing experience of a middle-aged man losing a job he’d held for years and his fruitless, perilous pursuit of another, wringing pained guffaws from the reader as he recounts Gotsdiner’s tragicomic travails. This is the gifted, solid storytelling that... More > mainstream publishing has forsaken for novels by Pamela Anderson and twenty-nothing scribblers obsessed with their own substance abuse war stories.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780975430866
Edition
First
Publisher
Murphy's Law Press
Published
September 15, 2009
Language
English
Pages
259
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.98 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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