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Kentucky Straight

Offutt, Chris.

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ISBN 10: 067973886X / ISBN 13: 9780679738862
Published by Vintage, 1992
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Fine trade paperback. A unique copy. Inscribed by Denis Johnson who is a close friend of Chris Offutt as follows "Dolly, Chris is hiding from my gun" Denis Johnson. Bookseller Inventory # 23052

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Title: Kentucky Straight

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Reprinted Edition.

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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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ten 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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