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Are We Not Men ?
Set in the country, thirteen humorous stories feature a cast of characters whose self-delusion and self-discoveries visit them in prisons, trailer parks, and male group therapy sessions.
Published September 12th 1996 by Arcade Publishing
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Feb 18, 2008 Josh rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers. Haters. In-Betweeners.
This may be one of the best short story collections I've ever read. Brent Spencer is hilarious, but also has the ability to knock you flat with the longing and depth of his stories. The coolest thing is...the guy's from right here in Omaha! I met him a few times this past year. We ate finger foods at one of Jonis' readings. He's the nicest guy in the world. Possibly most talented? I know, I'm using hyperbole. If you like Raymond Carver and pop culture, check this collection out. He's also got a ...more
Spencer writes some great characters. Fiercely imagined and desperate. Captivating too. He definitely writes some interesting stories. Just not what I would expect. These stories have a great range. Stories like "The Hazards of Poetry" evidence a wonderful sense of humor while stories like "Babyman" show a delicate handling of pathos. This is an impressive collection.