Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France by Bryan Hurt

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When the jaunty style juxtaposes with loutish characters, the effect can make the readers feel some sympathy for those impatient editors. A collection that veers from the exhilarating to the exasperating.
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A seagull, a goat, and a teenage boy enter into a bizarre love triangle that leaves one of them dead and the other two changed forever. A grief-stricken astronaut quits NASA to paint pictures of the moon. A lonely scientist creates stars in his basement and becomes enraged when he discovers that one of his stars harbors life. An eighteenth-century British aristocrat adopts two teenage girls and absconds with them to France, determined to raise one of them to become his perfect wife. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, this debut collection offers weird and wonderful stories that illuminate the hidden truths of life.
 

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Bryan Hurt is author of Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France (Starcherone Books, September 2015), winner of the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. His stories and essays have been published in The American Reader, Guernica, The Kenyon Review Online, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and many others. He teaches creative writing at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York.
 
Published June 26, 2018 by Red Hen Press. 165 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 03 2018

When the jaunty style juxtaposes with loutish characters, the effect can make the readers feel some sympathy for those impatient editors. A collection that veers from the exhilarating to the exasperating.

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