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Sad Stories of the Death of Kings by Barry Gifford

Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

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Sad Stories of the Death of Kings by Barry Gifford
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Nov 23, 2010 | ISBN 9781583229484

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“Gifford’s work falls into two camps: the edgy, wildly eccentric stories, full of weirdness and perversity but portraying characters who exude a bedrock humanity … and the more realistic, coming-of-age tales that find young innocents thrust with open eyes into a world of pain. His latest collection of stories falls squarely into the second category … Like Gifford, [Roy] always finds the warm hearts beating beneath the sadness.” Booklist

“Deliciously Giffordesque, full of sudden and swift-passing flares of insight, as if lit from within by match flame.” –Jonathan Kiefer, San Francisco Weekly

“Gifford’s great talent captures defining moments with the casual grace of anecdote. [He] makes the anecdotal monumental.” –Jonathan Keats, San Francisco Magazine

“Barry Gifford’s Sad Stories of the Death of Kings gleams like a stolen silver dollar; one boy’s search for wisdom among the hustlers, criminals, and wise guys that reads as evocatively as anything out of Nelson Algren. These stories, sometimes only a page or two, riddled with sharp, subtle dialogue, all glow with the devastating, sometimes gruesome wisdom of Sherwood Anderson and Flannery O’Connor.” –Joe Meno, author of The Great Perhaps and Hairstyles of the Damned


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