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By the Light of the Jukebox

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A first collection of stories tells the tales of culinary arts run amok, a drug addict's disturbing visit to an emergency room, a boy's seduction by a clockwork maiden, and a metamorphosed woman's re-experience of erotic moments from her previous life.
Hardcover, 146 pages
Published July 12th 2002 by Ontario Review Press (first published 2002)
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Teresa
Nov 16, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it
A truly unique, imaginative collection of short stories that run the gamut from a creepy, compelling tale (one of my favorites) of a beautiful mechanical doll and a teenage boy to another about a crazy island (?) populated by a thick primordial soup of strange creatures and a family of four, including a father with a gun who shoots and cooks the beasts for family meals.

Another favorite is the story of what goes through the head of an ER doctor (Paschal himself is an ER physician) one night whil
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Alessandra
Jan 22, 2008 Alessandra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
An amazing collection of short stories that range from the sexually perverse to the frighteningly realistic. A local New Orleans author, who is also an ER doctor, there is a touch of maddness to each story to be found. I also had the good fortune of seeing the author read from the collection when it came out - an amazing treat! My favorite story in the collection is "G.I. Bleed," which has honestly made me a bit skiddish about hospitals. There is something for everyone here, you just gotte look.
Meredith Maltby
Apr 07, 2016 Meredith Maltby rated it liked it
The first story in the collection, "By the Light of the Jukebox," is one of my favorite stories of the entire past year. Highly recommend Paschal's strange, unnerving, and underrated work.
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