Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country

Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country

Book - 2017
Rate this:
"Capturing the lyricism of lives without a future in southern Illinois, southern Indiana, and New York City, Things to Do When You're Goth in the Countryintroduces us to Chavisa Woods's people. They are smart and poor, lost and hoping not to be found, and of high hopes but few if any expectations--inhabitants, mostly young, of a hidden country without a name that exists within America. The eight stories inThings to Do When You're Goth in the Countrybring the underbelly of America into vivid focus. The strange and unique characters in this collection include a "zombie" who secretly resides in a local cemetery; a queer teen goth who is facing ostracism from her small-town, evangelical church; a Brooklyn artist who learns more about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict than he ever wanted to; and the UFOs that trouble a group of friends in the rural Midwest. And the big sis who leaves New York City once a year to go home to see her "little little" and "big little" brothers and bear witness to the injuries from stripping copper wire from abandoned houses, and the smell of the meth lab in the woods nearby, and the sounds of the police scanner radio, and the early deaths that happen for a whole host of reasons"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York ; Oakland : Seven Stories Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781609807450 (hardback)
1609807456 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: FIC WOODS SS
Characteristics: 221 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From Library Staff

Woods’s second book and debut short story collection Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country & Other Stories is a knock-your-socks-off-it’s-so-good kind of book. The stories range from quite out there — a trans guy who wakes up one morning with a miniature version of the Gaza strip happe... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KCLS

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top