Drowning in Gruel

Drowning in Gruel

Book - 2006
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"Acclaimed short-story master George Singleton follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence. In these nineteen tales, young Gruelites learn lessons when confronted with neighbors who might not be as blind as they appear, dermatologists intent on eradicating birthmarks, and fathers prone to driving on half-inflated tires in order to flirt with cashiers. Meanwhile, the town's older citizens try to make sense out of dogs that heal wounds, lawn-mowing dead men, wives who don't appreciate gas masks for Valentine's Day, and children who mix their mother's ashes with housepaint." -- from the publisher - (July 2006).
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780156030618
0156030616
Branch Call Number: Fic Sing
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 21 cm.

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