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Kentucky Straight

Offutt, Chris

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ISBN 10: 067973886X / ISBN 13: 9780679738862
Published by New York: Vintage, 1992, New York, 1992
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Original Wraps. Near Fine. First edition, first printing of author's first book, a collection of stories. A paperback original not published in cloth. A straight tight clean copy which would be fine but for previous owner's name and numbers on inside rear cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000141

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Title: Kentucky Straight

Publisher: New York: Vintage, 1992, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Kentucky straight is bourbon with no mixer. Kentucky Straight is Kentucky seen without nostalgic gloss. These riveting, often heartbreaking stories, take us through country that is unmapped. They are set in a nameless Appalachian community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation; where hunting is not a sport but a means of survival. These are stories of coal miners and backwoods medicine men, of gamblers and marijuana farmers, tales of real tragedy and unutterable strangeness that convey their sense of place so vividly that we feel its ground rise beneath our feet.
 
Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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Riveting, often heartbreaking stories that take readers through country that is figuratively and literally unmapped. These stories are set in a nameless community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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