Nostalgia is in the Future and Other Exaggerations, short fiction by Laurence W. Thomas, includes stories of disparate content and style. These pieces present a panorama of imaginative ramblings, ranging from the ridiculous "Why You Never Married Me" and "Tradition," to the weird "Ominous Oak" and the sinister "Onion Peeled." It may be entering dangerous territory to combine a guitar-playing cat as in "Damn Lazy Cat" with the actual reconstruction of events in Sutherland, Nebraska, after hitting a deer in "The Gap." Beneath the humor in such fabrications as "Off Track," "Poison Ivy War," "Somp'n Like That," and "The Seven Deadly Sins," a more serious message emerges, one of human foibles and imperfections. In sharp contrast to the light nature of these, "The Analyst," "Onion Peeled," and "The Wall" reveal the dark side of human nature and anti-social behavior: crimes committed and the pursuit of redemption. Taken together, these twenty tales present characters that are capricious, sinister, funny, naive, evil, bemused, bellicose, and real.
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|Size: ||1.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781630635510 (DRM-EPUB)|
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