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"It is interesting to note that deep in the etymological guts of the word 'conversation' we find the early definition, 'the act of living with.' Corey Mesler's page-turning collection offers readers conversation: here is a deeply engaging mode which delights the intelligence while also registering on the nervous system of its readers - a combination that will wake you righ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published November 20th 2008 by CreateSpace (first published 2008)
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Ginnetta
What I hope I learned from this book is why and how some people can become insensitive.
Corey
Oct 01, 2011 Corey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My first mass market paperback.
Corey
Oct 12, 2011 Corey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I've not only read it but I wrote it.
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“A virtuoso performance! Realism, monster stories, sex stories, love stories, ghost stories, myths and legends, comedy both understated and openly absurdist: in a literary atmosphere that fetishizes blandness and sameness, such a broad range of ambition and accomplishment is a brave and astonishing act. Pure fun from beginning to end.”
--Pinckney Benedict, author of Dogs of God



“What continues to astonish me is the way you've found such original containers for your own very distinctive voice.”
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This was a fantastic book! I just loved the concept of having stories told only by conversation. Corey Mesler did an excellent job in being extremely creative in the many different ways there are to tell a story through conversation.
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COREY MESLER has published in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Esquire/Narrative4 Project and Good Poems, American Places (Viking Press, 2011). He has published seven novels, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (2002), We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006), The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores (2010), Following Richard Brautigan (2010), Gardner Remembers (2011), Frank Comma and the Time-Slip (201...more
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