Antipodes Stories

Holly Goddard Jones

Book - 2022

"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 34-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 MLM. These stories and others contemplate our current reality with both frankness and hard-earned hop...efulness, realism and fabulism, tackling parenthood, environment, and the absurd-but-unavoidable daily toil of worrying about mundane matters, such as career successes and social status, when you're also worrying about the survival of your species"--

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Short stories
Iowa City : University of Iowa press [2022]
Main Author
Holly Goddard Jones (author)
Physical Description
212 pages ; 22 cm
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