That's True Of Everybody (Paperback)

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That's True Of Everybody (Paperback)


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The proprietor of a bowling alley whose artist daughter paints only phalluses. A ninth-grade girl who marries in haste only to be faced with her husband's impotence. A libidinous poet who learns the meaning of harassment. The life and loves of a professional lawn-mower. These are just a few of the distinctive stories that make up Mark Winegardner's remarkable debut short-story collection.
Winegardner, whose rich and epic novel Crooked River Burning gave the much-maligned city of Cleveland a fresh and vibrant aspect, now returns to the Midwest that he knows so intimately and casts a piercingly compassionate eye on its denizens. The result is a kaleidoscopic picture of a people who are arrogant and humble, faithful and disloyal, driven and floundering-a people who are finally, America itself.

Mark Winegardner is the author of the novel The Veracruz Blues and three books of nonfiction. A regular contributor to GQ, he has also published work in the New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Esquire, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Doubletake, and other magazines. He is a professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Product Details ISBN: 9780156027366
ISBN-10: 0156027364
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: January 5th, 2004
Pages: 252
Language: English


"[Winegardner's] main achievement is a narrative voice . . . one that's distinctly his own."--Los Angeles Times
"An ambitious novel . . . Winegardner infuses his tale with an invigorating energy."--Publishers Weekly (starred)
"This monumental tale of events great and small . . . should not be missed."--Library Journal (starred)