An artist, a cop, a cowboy, several fly fishermen and even a reluctant
romance novelist inhabit these revealing and often hilarious stories. An
old man ends up in a high-speed chase with the cops after stealing the
car that blocks the garbage bin at his apartment building. A stranger
gets a job at a sandwich shop and fixes everything in sight: a manual
mustard dispenser, a mouthful of crooked teeth, thirty-two parking
tickets and a sexual identity problem.
Everett skewers race, class, identity, surrealism and much more in this exceptional work. Published for the first time in the UK, this is truly a masterful short story collection from a genius of American storytelling. The book is introduced by critically acclaimed British author, Irenosen Okojie.
Damned If I Do - Percival Everett & Irenosen Okojie (Introduction By)
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