One Way Donkey Ride by Mark E. Cull

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Many have laid claim to the legacy of Kafka, perhaps none can be so justified as Mark E. Cull's One Way Donkey Ride. These stories dazzle the reader- some with wit and a luminous resonance illuminating much of what is odd and captivating about human behavior. A kindergarten child takes over the class; the dead speak. We hear echoes of human follies. But in other stories we feel the deft twist of the narrator's knife as we are led far down the rabbit hole to perceive any shining or to be quite sure in which universe we stand. Perhaps that's the real magic here; as readers we're not sure what we're staring at. It is a window through or a window to the beyond or a mirror distorted, delivering back ourselves as if the writer couldn't bear to find readers anywhere in a stupor, as if the writer couldn't bear to find anyone asleep.

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Published March 1, 2002 by Leaping Dog Press. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A young man wakes up in a strange house that is later uprooted and towed away in the title story of Mark E.

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