Kentucky Straight by Chris Offutt

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Riveting, often heartbreaking stories that take readers through country that is figuratively and literally unmapped. These stories are set in a nameless community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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About Chris Offutt

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At the age of nineteen, Chris Offutt left his Appalachian Mountain community of two hundred, and during the next decade he held more than fifty part-time jobs in various parts of the country. His first three books -- Kentucky Straight, The Same River Twice, and The Good Brother -- won him numerous awards and honors. Like many of the characters in Out of the Woods, Offutt has returned to his home state of Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
Published April 13, 2011 by Vintage. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The stories in this debut collection share more than a setting in poor and sparsely populated Kentucky;

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