God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna

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Abstract

Kellie Wells is a writer of startling imagination whose “phantasmal stories,” Booklist says, “shimmer with a dreamlike vibrancy.” God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna, Wells’s second collection of short stories and winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, is populated with the world’s castoffs, cranks, and inveterate oddballs, the deeply aggrieved, the ontologically challenged, the misunderstood mopes that haunt the shadowy wings of the world’s main stage. Here you will find a teacup-sized aerialist who tries to ingest the world’s considerable suffering; a lonely god growing ever lonelier as the Afterlife swells with monkeys and other improbable occupants; a father fluent in the language of the Dead who has difficulty communicating with his living son; and Death himself, a moony adolescent with a tender heart and a lack of ambition. God-haunted and apocalyptic, comic and formally inventive, these stories give lyrical voice to the indomitability of the everyday underdog, and they will continue to resonate long after the last word has been read.

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  • Book Chapter

Author
  • Kellie Wells

Date Created
  • 2017-08-15

Extent
  • 192 pages

ISBN
  • 9780268102289

  • 9780268102272

Publisher
  • University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date
  • 2017-08-15

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  • English

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