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A Congress of Wonders

Ed McClanahan

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ISBN 10: 1887178120 / ISBN 13: 9781887178129
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Counterpoint, 1996. First ed., New in dj. A tight unread copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 843

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Title: A Congress of Wonders

Binding: Hardcover

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In the grand Southern tradition, Ed McClanahan--Kentuckian, Stegner Fellow, sometime Merry Prankster--gives readers the hardscrabble tobacco land and comic language of the lowdown who misspeak and mishear. The three stories in this collection ring with the voice of a fabulist who spins yarns that are smart, funny, and loving; their characters are at once bigger and smaller than life, and always heartbreakingly true.


In McClanahan's second novel, the antics of Professor Philander Cosmo Rextroat, B.S., M.A. and "Pee Aitch Dee," an amusing, Kentucky-bred flimflam artist tie together three novella length, modern-day fairy tales. Set during World War II, the opening story, "Juanita and the Frog Prince," recounts a maid's deliverance from an unlucky pregnancy through a magical encounter with a dwarf awaiting trial for murder in the jail where she cleans. In the title story, Rextroat is the proprietor of a phony freak show who tries to quell a young boy's concern for his brother who is going to war. Each neo-gothic tale contains a bittersweet message laced with alchemy and love.

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