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Miss Corpus: A Novel - Clay McLeod Chapman
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Miss Corpus: A Novel - hardcover

2006, ISBN: 0786867388

[SR: 4066694], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780786867387], Hachette Books, Hachette Books, Book, [PU: Hachette Books], 2006-12-13, Hachette Books, The lives of two bereaved men seeking respite on the southern highways parallel and converge in Miss Corpus, Clay McLeod Chapman's brutal and rewarding debut novel. Will Colby has returned to his Virginia home from a six-month tour in the merchant marines to find his new wife and lifelong love dead on the kitchen floor. Will had promised her a honeymoon drive to Florida, and after collecting her remains in travel coolers, he heads southward. In Florida, Phil Winters's teenage son has been found at the bottom of a swamp inside the van he lost control of during an asthma attack. Recovering his son's decomposed skull from the dredged vehicle, Phil departs on the road trip to New York he had planned with his son in the hope it would bring them closer. On the way to their foreshadowed collision, both men travel through eerie landscapes populated by curiosities, such as the boy with an ear of corn attached to his deformed arm, or the son of a failing motel owner who manipulates car accidents for profit. Will and Phil's dreamlike first-person accounts are interrupted by the narratives of these marginal characters, as well as random radio broadcasts, providing a fragmented, dimensioned view of each man's story as well as the South as a whole. Full of random violence and backwoods oddities, Chapman's landscape often resembles the gothic terrain of Flannery O'Connor or the early works of Cormac McCarthy, and he offers precise, unflinching accounts of decay and cruelty, such as a burning motel "fed by the flesh of so many children that I believed the sun to be one big mass of burning bodies." Yet he balances such images with a continual sense of humanity, while his engaged prose describes a world of abiding mystery and rebirth. Though an often difficult read, Miss Corpus contains a strangely apt and ultimately weighty sense of optimism. --Ross Doll, 1080390, United States, 16044901, 18th Century, 1080392, 19th Century, 16044911, 20th Century, 1080396, African American, 1080538, Asian American, 1080560, Classics, 1080394, Collections & Readers, 16044971, Drama, 1080606, Hispanic, 1080608, History & Criticism, 16044931, Humour, 16044941, Jewish American, 16044921, Letters & Correspondence, 1080636, Native American, 1080650, Poetry, 1080666, Short Stories, 1080664, Women Writers, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 2056047011, Literary, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 949980, Suspense, 949968, Thrillers & Suspense, 948808, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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Miss Corpus: A Novel - hardcover

2006, ISBN: 0786867388

[SR: 4069647], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780786867387], Hachette Books, Hachette Books, Book, [PU: Hachette Books], 2006-12-13, Hachette Books, The lives of two bereaved men seeking respite on the southern highways parallel and converge in Miss Corpus, Clay McLeod Chapman's brutal and rewarding debut novel. Will Colby has returned to his Virginia home from a six-month tour in the merchant marines to find his new wife and lifelong love dead on the kitchen floor. Will had promised her a honeymoon drive to Florida, and after collecting her remains in travel coolers, he heads southward. In Florida, Phil Winters's teenage son has been found at the bottom of a swamp inside the van he lost control of during an asthma attack. Recovering his son's decomposed skull from the dredged vehicle, Phil departs on the road trip to New York he had planned with his son in the hope it would bring them closer. On the way to their foreshadowed collision, both men travel through eerie landscapes populated by curiosities, such as the boy with an ear of corn attached to his deformed arm, or the son of a failing motel owner who manipulates car accidents for profit. Will and Phil's dreamlike first-person accounts are interrupted by the narratives of these marginal characters, as well as random radio broadcasts, providing a fragmented, dimensioned view of each man's story as well as the South as a whole. Full of random violence and backwoods oddities, Chapman's landscape often resembles the gothic terrain of Flannery O'Connor or the early works of Cormac McCarthy, and he offers precise, unflinching accounts of decay and cruelty, such as a burning motel "fed by the flesh of so many children that I believed the sun to be one big mass of burning bodies." Yet he balances such images with a continual sense of humanity, while his engaged prose describes a world of abiding mystery and rebirth. Though an often difficult read, Miss Corpus contains a strangely apt and ultimately weighty sense of optimism. --Ross Doll, 1080390, United States, 16044901, 18th Century, 1080392, 19th Century, 16044911, 20th Century, 1080396, African American, 1080538, Asian American, 1080560, Classics, 1080394, Collections & Readers, 16044971, Drama, 1080606, Hispanic, 1080608, History & Criticism, 16044931, Humour, 16044941, Jewish American, 16044921, Letters & Correspondence, 1080636, Native American, 1080650, Poetry, 1080666, Short Stories, 1080664, Women Writers, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 2056047011, Literary, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 949980, Suspense, 949968, Thrillers & Suspense, 948808, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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Miss Corpus: A Novel - hardcover

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[SR: 4066694], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780786867387], Hachette Books, Hachette Books, Book, [PU: Hachette Books], 2006-12-13, Hachette Books, The lives of two bereaved men seeking respite on the southern highways parallel and converge in Miss Corpus, Clay McLeod Chapman's brutal and rewarding debut novel. Will Colby has returned to his Virginia home from a six-month tour in the merchant marines to find his new wife and lifelong love dead on the kitchen floor. Will had promised her a honeymoon drive to Florida, and after collecting her remains in travel coolers, he heads southward. In Florida, Phil Winters's teenage son has been found at the bottom of a swamp inside the van he lost control of during an asthma attack. Recovering his son's decomposed skull from the dredged vehicle, Phil departs on the road trip to New York he had planned with his son in the hope it would bring them closer. On the way to their foreshadowed collision, both men travel through eerie landscapes populated by curiosities, such as the boy with an ear of corn attached to his deformed arm, or the son of a failing motel owner who manipulates car accidents for profit. Will and Phil's dreamlike first-person accounts are interrupted by the narratives of these marginal characters, as well as random radio broadcasts, providing a fragmented, dimensioned view of each man's story as well as the South as a whole. Full of random violence and backwoods oddities, Chapman's landscape often resembles the gothic terrain of Flannery O'Connor or the early works of Cormac McCarthy, and he offers precise, unflinching accounts of decay and cruelty, such as a burning motel "fed by the flesh of so many children that I believed the sun to be one big mass of burning bodies." Yet he balances such images with a continual sense of humanity, while his engaged prose describes a world of abiding mystery and rebirth. Though an often difficult read, Miss Corpus contains a strangely apt and ultimately weighty sense of optimism. --Ross Doll, 1080390, United States, 16044901, 18th Century, 1080392, 19th Century, 16044911, 20th Century, 1080396, African American, 1080538, Asian American, 1080560, Classics, 1080394, Collections & Readers, 16044971, Drama, 1080606, Hispanic, 1080608, History & Criticism, 16044931, Humour, 16044941, Jewish American, 16044921, Letters & Correspondence, 1080636, Native American, 1080650, Poetry, 1080666, Short Stories, 1080664, Women Writers, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 2056047011, Literary, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 949980, Suspense, 949968, Thrillers & Suspense, 948808, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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[SR: 4069647], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780786867387], Hachette Books, Hachette Books, Book, [PU: Hachette Books], 2006-12-13, Hachette Books, The lives of two bereaved men seeking respite on the southern highways parallel and converge in Miss Corpus, Clay McLeod Chapman's brutal and rewarding debut novel. Will Colby has returned to his Virginia home from a six-month tour in the merchant marines to find his new wife and lifelong love dead on the kitchen floor. Will had promised her a honeymoon drive to Florida, and after collecting her remains in travel coolers, he heads southward. In Florida, Phil Winters's teenage son has been found at the bottom of a swamp inside the van he lost control of during an asthma attack. Recovering his son's decomposed skull from the dredged vehicle, Phil departs on the road trip to New York he had planned with his son in the hope it would bring them closer. On the way to their foreshadowed collision, both men travel through eerie landscapes populated by curiosities, such as the boy with an ear of corn attached to his deformed arm, or the son of a failing motel owner who manipulates car accidents for profit. Will and Phil's dreamlike first-person accounts are interrupted by the narratives of these marginal characters, as well as random radio broadcasts, providing a fragmented, dimensioned view of each man's story as well as the South as a whole. Full of random violence and backwoods oddities, Chapman's landscape often resembles the gothic terrain of Flannery O'Connor or the early works of Cormac McCarthy, and he offers precise, unflinching accounts of decay and cruelty, such as a burning motel "fed by the flesh of so many children that I believed the sun to be one big mass of burning bodies." Yet he balances such images with a continual sense of humanity, while his engaged prose describes a world of abiding mystery and rebirth. Though an often difficult read, Miss Corpus contains a strangely apt and ultimately weighty sense of optimism. --Ross Doll, 1080390, United States, 16044901, 18th Century, 1080392, 19th Century, 16044911, 20th Century, 1080396, African American, 1080538, Asian American, 1080560, Classics, 1080394, Collections & Readers, 16044971, Drama, 1080606, Hispanic, 1080608, History & Criticism, 16044931, Humour, 16044941, Jewish American, 16044921, Letters & Correspondence, 1080636, Native American, 1080650, Poetry, 1080666, Short Stories, 1080664, Women Writers, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 2056047011, Literary, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 949980, Suspense, 949968, Thrillers & Suspense, 948808, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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Miss Corpus
Author:

Chapman, Clay McLeod

Title:

Miss Corpus

ISBN:

9780786867387

A hugely imaginative first novel that traces the raucous road trips of two complete strangers on a dramatic collision course with fate, from the author of the razor-sharp short story collection "rest area."

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780786867387
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0786867388
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2003
Publisher: Hyperion Books
240 Pages
Weight: 0,367 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780786867387

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