Cream of Kohlrabi by Floyd Skloot

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Fiction. Floyd Skloot's new book gathers sixteen stories that combine unsentimental comedy and forceful emotion. As in his award-winning poetry and memoirs, Skloot's fiction shows how individual people, families, and communities face the starkest of challenges, including bodily maladies, the most harrowing of which often come with aging. Yet alienating experience can lead to moments of powerful intimacy, as dark times are lit by sudden incursions of love and hope, and a yearning for community summons poignant expression.
 

About Floyd Skloot

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Floyd Skloot is the author of seventeen books, including two volumes of poems from Tupelo Press and the acclaimed memoirs In the Shadow of Memory (2003) and The Wink of the Zenith (2008). The stories in CREAM OF KOHLRABI originally appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review , Ontario Review , North American Review , Glimmer Train , Witness , and other magazines. He and his wife, the artist Beverly Hallberg, live in Portland, Oregon. With his daughter Rebecca Skloot, he edited Best American Science Writing 2011 .
 
Published September 30, 2011 by Tupelo Press. 174 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this breathtaking collection of sixteen intimate stories by award-winning poet, novelist, and memoirist Skloot (The Wink of Zenith), characters struggle with their failing bodies and minds—and the ensuing loss of dignity—while demonstrating their will to live.

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Oregon Live

"Cream of Kohlrabi" -- the first short fiction collection from Floyd Skloot, poet, memoirist and two-time Oregon Book Award winner -- is a powerful and emotionally challenging literary experience.

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Bookmarks Magazine

As in his award-winning poetry and memoirs, Skloot's fiction shows how individual people, families, and communities face the starkest of challenges, including bodily maladies, the most harrowing of which often come with aging.

Oct 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Cream of Kohlrabi

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