Last Year's Jesus: A Novella and Nine Stories #2020

Last Year's Jesus: A Novella and Nine Stories Ellen Slezak Last Year s Jesus A Novella and Nine Stories Now available in paperback a collection of interconnected stories by an award winning writer with a distinctive voice and an unerring sense of place The stories in this affecting debut collection are

  • Title: Last Year's Jesus: A Novella and Nine Stories
  • Author: Ellen Slezak
  • ISBN: 9780786886388
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Last Year's Jesus: A Novella and Nine Stories Ellen Slezak Now available in paperback, a collection of interconnected stories by an award winning writer with a distinctive voice and an unerring sense of place The stories in this affecting debut collection are populated by the sober, self effacing members of Detroit s Polish Catholic working class Linked by place and characters, the stories create a world both familiar and strangNow available in paperback, a collection of interconnected stories by an award winning writer with a distinctive voice and an unerring sense of place The stories in this affecting debut collection are populated by the sober, self effacing members of Detroit s Polish Catholic working class Linked by place and characters, the stories create a world both familiar and strange, where religion is a way of life and traditions are carried down through the generations But even this isolated community cannot remain immutable In these wonderfully poignant and witty stories based on people and places she knows well, Ellen Slezak documents the colorful clash of young and old, of religious and secular, of traditional values and the temptations of the flesh Like Winesburg, Ohio, Last Year s Jesus creates a fully realized world teetering on the brink of change Writing with tremendous empathy, warmth, and humor, Slezak brings to life the sights and sounds of a place she calls home a place readers won t soon forget.
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    1. Ellen Slezak s collection of short stories are all set in and around Detroit and feature characters who, like the city, are both down on their luck and hopeful things might just work out anyway Beyond that, each story is entirely different from the one before Some of the stories are heart breaking, and remind me of Bonnie Jo Campbell s American Salvage, like in Lucky where mentally ill Trudger just wants to keep his job sweeping floors at the mall so he can maintain his precarious life outside o [...]

    2. While I don t enjoy short stories as much as novels, if the first couple of stories hold my attention I will read the rest The best thing about short stories is that they make pick up and put down quite easy.There are plenty of familiar Detroit names in Slezak s collection, many of them centering around the the Polish community of Hamtramck and blue collar life None of the stories is earth shattering, but pleasant reads with characters as well drawn as can be in 20 pages Definitely worthwhile.

    3. This is a book of 9 short stories, all of which take place in or near Detroit The stories themselves were well thought out, descriptive, and compelling Her style of prose is very enjoyable The only reason I m not giving this 5 stars is because each story left me wanting But THEN what I kept asking myself I know the book was intended to give tiny windows into people s lives during a narrow period of time, but it still bugged me I ll be thinking about these characters for quite some time.

    4. A fine story collection I had trouble getting into the first two stories, but in general, these offer an engaging look at characters struggling through life, living through relate able issues The novella that closes the book makes especially effective use of the young narrator and tells a touching story of a girl growing up among harsh family issues.

    5. I m reading this collection for the second time, and the writing is meaty and satisfying I hate it when it sounds like a food review.

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