Saved by F. Scott Fitzgerald
With Brautiganís knack for the compact and Carverís knack for the poignant, Woodman moves is through a landscape of bizarre, yet disturbingly familiar scenarios. For whether Woodman is employing fairy tales or longer, contemporary stores, all his characters ring-not just true-but you.
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Allen Woodman directs the creative writing program at Arizona State University in Flagstaff, AZ. This is his fifth book. His recent publications include two childrenís books and a novel entitled All-You-Can-Eat, Alabama. He is an Alabamian by birth and graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, and received his Ph.D. from Florida State University.
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THE CHRISTIAN VENTRILOQUIST
Even as a child, my lips were rigid. My entire body
was very still. I used to sit for hours, not moving, not speaking. My father was
embarrassed to bring his friends home for lunch. He called me Dummy. My mother
longed for possibilities. She thought my silence bred some kind of genius.