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Incurables, The By Mark Brazaitis

Incurables, The by Mark Brazaitis

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Summary

In his latest collection of literary fiction, Mark Brazaitis evokes with sympathy, insight, and humour the lives of characters in a small Ohio town. The ten short stories of The Incurables limn the mental landscape of people facing conditions they believe are insolvable, from the oppressive horrors of mental illness to the beguiling and baffling complexities of romantic and familial love.

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Incurables, The Summary

Incurables, The by Mark Brazaitis

In his latest collection of literary fiction, Mark Brazaitis evokes with sympathy, insight, and humor the lives of characters in a small Ohio town. The ten short stories of The Incurables limn the mental landscape of people facing conditions they believe are insolvable, from the oppressive horrors of mental illness to the beguiling and baffling complexities of romantic and familial love. In the book's opening story, The Bridge, a new sheriff must confront a suicide epidemic as well as his own deteriorating mental health. In Classmates, a man sets off to visit the wife of a classmate who has killed himself. Is he hoping to write a story about his classmate or to observe the aftermath of what his own suicide attempt, if successful, would have been like? In the title story, a down-on-his-luck porn actor returns to his hometown and winds up in the mental health ward of the local hospital, where he meets a captivating woman. Other stories in the collection include A Map of the Forbidden, about a straight-laced man who is tempted to cheat on his wife after his adulterous father dies, and The Boy behind the Tree, about a problematic father-son relationship made more so by the arrival on the scene of a young man the son's age. In I Return, a father narrates a story from the afterlife, discovering as he does so that he is not as indispensable to his family as he had believed.

Incurables, The Reviews

Mark Brazaitis has written a brilliant, humane, funny, and indelible collection of stories. His world is haunted by a powerful whiff of mortality, and by the love-worn and the lovelorn, but most magically, his Sherman, Ohio, is haunted by the Winesburg, Ohio, of Sherwood Anderson fame-with a twenty-first-century sensibility and flair. A rash of suicides, a washed-up porn star, fathers learning 'Space Karate,' a wistful ghost, and so much more, The Incurables is kissed by wisdom and humor. It is a well-grown terrarium of a book, a fascinating glimpse into the way we live now. -- Randall Kenan, author of A Visitation of Spirits and Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

About Mark Brazaitis

Mark Brazaitis is the director of the Creative Writing Program at West Virginia University.

Additional information

NLS9780268022310
9780268022310
0268022313
Incurables, The by Mark Brazaitis
New
Paperback
University of Notre Dame Press
20120813
248
Winner of Devil's Kitchen Reading Award for Prose 2013 (United States)
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