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“This is God,” the novel begins, and we are spinning on our way into the heart of a Midwest that spans spirits and centuries and forever redefines the middle of nowhere.

Whispers plague a desperate conquistador lost in tall prairie grass. Four hundred years later, a male go-go dancer flings a bag of dope into the same field. God, in the person of a perm-giving, sheetcake-ba
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 2006)
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One of the best books, kept me guessing and I was surprised. Can't ask for more!
i really tried to get into svoboda's prose, which is a sort of spirit-infused run-on type of writing. the narrative flits back and forth between timelines, sort of dreaming everything into existence all at once. see, the point is that God is the narrator, and she can bake a ham and perm a neighbor's hair as well as produce itinerant incarnates. a quick read.
While the story itself didn't hold me completely, the voice of God and the description kept me intrigued throughout. That and it's short at less than 200 pages made it a quick and solid read for me, while also inciting a desire to read more of Svoboda's work since she had such a mastery of the narration.
Excellent read, good plot and good characters. Recomended.
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Terese Svoboda has published 12 books of prose and poetry, most recently, Pirate Talk or Mermalade. Bohemian Girl, her fifth novel, will appear fall 2011. Svoboda's writing has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Slate, BOMB, Columbia, Yale Review, and the Paris Review. She lives in New York.
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