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Drowning in Gruel - Singleton, George
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Runt When the stray, bighearted, mixed-breed female birthed twenty-four puppies all the exact size of a canned Vienna sausage, Watt Pinson made the mistake of calling up a friend of a friend who had an acquaintance at the local news station sixty miles away. At this point Watt hadn't even named the dog, hadn't let her in the house. She had been circling his property for a couple weeks, and ate what scraps he set out at dusk. Sometimes she slept next to the woodpile, other times Watt found her beneath his work van or in a tamped-down section of monkey grass edging his back deck. Watt's wife, Mattie, left the back door open one Thursday evening, the dog flashed inside, and began the long process of exuding a litter of runts between the couch and wingback chair. Watt came home, saw the mess, and remarked how lucky he was to own a carpet cleaning company. Mattie said, I wasn't paying attention. I left the door open while I took out the garbage. I didn't even see her around. Twenty-four has to be some kind of record. Even if it isn't a record, I bet if we get one of those fancy scales that drug runners use, we'd find out that all these dogs are the same. That never happens. There's always one big pup, and one really little one that usually dies off from not getting to a teat. Mattie went and found an old comforter in the garagesomething that a client gave them when even industrial steam cleaning couldn't get out the stainsand wrapped it around the bitch. Mattie said, I'm tired of these yuppies driving all the way out here when they're bored with their dogs and throwing them out. Or when the dog eats upholstery. The Pinsons owned another ten dogs, all ex-strays, that found their way from crossroads, around woods, through haphazard trailer parks, past a Christmas tree farm, to the Pinsons' yard in Gruel, South Carolina. They'd spent five grand to have a back acre fenced off, bought upwards of seventy pounds of dry dog food a week, and employed two different veterinariansone for spaying and neutering, the other who made yearly shot house calls. Watt pulled a hardback chair out of the kitchen and set it down five feet from the stray. This dog must be Catholic or something, what with this many kids. Let's name her Sister. Like a nun, you know. Mattie didn't say anything about how a nun wouldn't have kids. She looked at the dog and said, Is your name Sister? Do you want to be named Sister? in her highest voice. The dog weighed not more than forty pounds, and looked mostly mottled hyena. Sister wagged her tail, raised her head, and nosed newborns toward her belly. I need to call somebody up and see what the story is with hand-nursing these puppies. There ain't no way they'll survive otherwise. Then Watt called his friend Yarbo, who called his friend Brewer, who called the man at WYFF to say that there was a human interest story going on somewhere in the middle of nowhere, between the towns of Forty-Five and Cross Blood. By the time Fiction Fiction eBook, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Acclaimed short-story master George Singleton follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence. In these nineteen tales, young Gruelites learn lessons when confronted with neighbors who might not be as blind as they appear, dermatologists intent on eradicating birthmarks, and fathers prone to driving on half-inflated tires in order to flirt with cashiers. Meanwhile, the town's older citizens try to make sense out of dogs that heal wounds, lawn-mowing dead men, wives who don't appreciate gas masks for Valentine's Day, and children who mix their mother's ashes with housepaint. Hilarious and tragic, George Singleton's unforgettable characters try to overcome their limitations as best they can. Books Books ~~ Fiction~~ Humorous Drowning-in-Gruel~~George-Singleton Houghton Mifflin Harcourt An acclaimed short-story master follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence in these 19 tales.

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Acclaimed short-story master George Singleton follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence. In these nineteen tales, young Gruelites learn lessons when confronted with neighbors who might not be as blind as they appear, dermatologists intent on eradicating birthmarks, and fathers prone to driving on half-inflated tires in order to flirt with cashiers. Meanwhile, the town's older citizens try to make sense out of dogs that heal wounds, lawn-mowing dead men, wives who don't appreciate gas masks for Valentine's Day, and children who mix their mother's ashes with housepaint. Hilarious and tragic, George Singleton's unforgettable characters try to overcome their limitations as best they can. contemporary,essays,humor,humor and entertainment,literature and fiction,short stories Humor & Entertainment, Mariner Books

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Acclaimed short-story master George Singleton follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence. In these nineteen tales, young Gruelites learn lessons when confronted with neighbors who might not be as blind as they appear, dermatologists intent on eradicating birthmarks, and fathers prone to driving on half-inflated tires in order to flirt with cashiers. Meanwhile, the town's older citizens try to make sense out of dogs that heal wounds, lawn-mowing dead men, wives who don't appreciate gas masks for Valentine's Day, and children who mix their mother's ashes with housepaint. Hilarious and tragic, George Singleton's unforgettable characters try to overcome their limitations as best they can. Drowning in Gruel Singleton, George, Harvest Books

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Paperback, [PU: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN], An acclaimed short-story master follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence in these 19 tales., Contemporary Fiction

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Drowning in Gruel

An acclaimed short-story master follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence in these 19 tales.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780156030618
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0156030616
Paperback
Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS
307 Pages
Weight: 0,304 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780156030618

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0-15-603061-6, 978-0-15-603061-8


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