The Green Suit

The Green Suit

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This edition of Dwight Allena€™s acclaimed story collection, The Green Suit, ends with a new story, rounding out a dozen interlinked tales about a well-to-do Kentucky family called the Sackriders. The stories cover a period of forty years, from the Vietnam War to the Age of Foreclosure. Chief among the Sackriders is Peter, son of a judge and a vitamin-pill-popping mother, brother to a sister whose troubles with boys take her far from Kentucky. He is a writer perhaps more in love with women (and, intermittently, men) than he is with words, whose eagerness to be loved leads him into alarming circumstances. He is a man with a yearning for transcendence and a penchant for betrayal. The new story finds Sackrider in his mid-fifties, married for a second time, the father of a small child, and all tangled up with his next-door neighbor, an artist who likes to use the corpses of animals in his collages.I saw him once outside class, in a College Avenue pub where I go to play pinball. (I love the way the ... pop-up targets.) He leaned on the machine, a vintage Bally, momentarily obstructing my view of the ricocheting ball. ... But when I married Peter, I knew I wasna#39;t getting somebody who could repair a leaky tap. So what doesanbsp;...

Title:The Green Suit
Author:Dwight Allen
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Pres - 2011-10-01


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