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A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed

Author: Jason Brown; Project Muse.
Publisher: Columbia : TMR Books, 2019.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The ten linked stories in Jason Brown's A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed follow John Howland and his descendants as they struggle with their New England legacy as one of the country's founding families and the decaying trappings of that esteemed past. Set on the Maine coast, where the Howland family has lived for almost 400 years, the grandfather, John Howland, lives in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1122179061
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Brown; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9781945829253 1945829257
OCLC Number: 1145417080
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Jason Brown.

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"The ten linked stories in Jason Brown's A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed follow John Howland and his descendants as they struggle with their New England legacy as one of the country's founding families and the decaying trappings of that esteemed past. Set on the Maine coast, where the Howland family has lived for almost 400 years, the grandfather, John Howland, lives in a fantasy that still places him at the center of the world. The next generation resides in the confused ruins of the 1960s rebellion, while many in the third generation feel they have no choice but to scatter in search of a new identity. In laugh-out-loud prose, Brown creates a staggering portrait of inheritance and identity, which earns him a place among the very best linked-story collections-James Joyce's Dubliners, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Alice Munro's Beggar Maid and Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son"--

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