Antipodes Antipodes

Antipodes

Stories

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Publisher Description

2022 The Story Prize Longlist

A harried and depressed mother of three young children serves on a committee that watches over the bottomless sinkhole that has appeared in her Kentucky town. During COVID lockdown, a thirty-four-year-old gamer moves back home with his parents and is revisited by his long-forgotten childhood imaginary friend. A politician running for a state congressional seat and a young mother, who share the same set of fears about the future, cross paths but don’t fully understand one another. A woman attends a party at the home of a fellow church parishioner and discovers she is on the receiving end of a sales pitch for a doomsday prepper.

These stories and more contemplate our current reality with both frankness and hard-earned hopefulness, realism and fabulism, tackling parenthood, environment, and the absurd-but-unavoidable daily toil of worrying about mundane matters when we’ve entered “an era of unknowability, of persistent strangeness.”

 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
238
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Iowa Press
SELLER
Chicago Distribution Center
SIZE
1.7
MB

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