The Name of the Nearest River

The Name of the Nearest River Alex Taylor Is A Fresh New Voice, Not Just In Kentucky, But In American Literature Chris OffuttLike A Room Soaked In The Scent Of Whiskey, Perfume, And Sweat, Alex Taylor S America Is At Once Intoxicating, Vulnerable, And Full Of Brawn These Stories Reveal The Hidden Dangers In The Coyote Infested Fields, Rusty Riverbeds, And Abandoned Logging Trails Of Kentucky There We Find Tactile, Misbegotten Characters, Desperate For The Solace Found In Love, Revenge, Or Just Enough Coal To Keep An Elderly Woman S Stove Burning A Few Nights Echoing Flannery O Connor And William Faulkner, Taylor Manages Fervor As Well As Humor In These Dusky, Shotgun Plots, Where In One Story, A Man Spends Seven Days In A Jon Boat With His Fiddle And A Polaroid Camera, Determined To Enact Vengeance On The Water Logged Body Of A Used Car Salesman And In Another, A Demolition Derby Enthusiast Nicknamed Wife Watches His Two Wild, Burning Love Interests Duke It Out, Only To Determine He Would Rather Be Left Alone Entirely Together, These Stories Present A Resonant Debut Collection From An Unexpected New Voice In Southern Fiction.Alex Taylor Has Worked As A Day Laborer On Tobacco Farms, As A Car Detailer At A Used Automotive Lot, As A Sorghum Peddler, As A Tender Of Suburban Lawns, At Various Fast Food Chains, And At A Cigarette Lighter Factory He Holds An MFA From The University Of Mississippi And Now Teaches At Western Kentucky University He Lives In Rosine, Kentucky.

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name This is Alex Taylor, where space. 9 spaces Alex Taylor lives in Rosine, Kentucky He has worked as a day laborer on tobacco farms, as a car detailer at a used automotive lot, as a sorghum peddler, at various fast food chains, as a tender of suburban lawns, and at a cigarette lighter factory He holds

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 184 pages
  • The Name of the Nearest River
  • Alex Taylor
  • English
  • 15 August 2019

10 thoughts on “The Name of the Nearest River

  1. says:

    I had the pleasure of having Alex Taylor as my English professor at WKU a few years ago His stories are just as beautifully written as he is well spoken I expected nothing less One of my favorite pieces of advice he gave to our class I want you ...

  2. says:

    Halfway through the book I jotted down, these stories are my favorite kind of stories, wild with a half life of violence and beauty That holds, or doubles, and then some.Nearly every one of these is sticking with me, but the last three punched my breath away Alex Taylor, write so much .

  3. says:

    This book is amazing It was recommended by Frank Bill, who is another great author The final story, Winter in the Blood , was so good it gave me chills I look forward to reading by Alex Taylor.

  4. says:

    This is one of the best collections of short stories I ve read in a very long time Taylor s muscular language is seconded only by his imagination Each story was a joy to read.

  5. says:

    A fine, powerful debut bursting with language and metaphor that reminds me of Barry Hannah s AIRSHIPS I look forward to what might follow from this impressive young author.

  6. says:

    Really loved this Any book that includes noodling and multiple homicides is ok in my library.

  7. says:

    Now the sunken highway is still there Drive past it someday and you ll see what it is It is a span of concrete lost amid dirty waters, the way of all terminal journeys, and it is profitable to consider, just for a single moment, the way we settle ...

  8. says:

    This is quite a book, roundhousing its way around some familiar tropes to build a work that is original yet completely familiar, if that makes sense Five stars for sure.

  9. says:

    Beautifully written stories about Kentucky during various time periods from post Revolution to present day The characters are often down on their luck, lost, lonely A strong collection in the tradition of writers like Ron Rash, Chris Offutt, and Tom Franklin.

  10. says:

    This is as good a collection of short stories as you ll find Fans of Breece DJ Pancakes and Thom Jones will delight in Taylor s rendering of the downtrodden and the misunderstood.

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