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Tyler Mcmahon

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in Washington, DC, The United States


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Tyler McMahon was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He studied English at the University of Virginia and received an MFA in fiction writing from Boise State University.
He's the author of the novels How the Mistakes Were Made (2011), Kilometer 99 (2014), and Dream of Another America (2018).
He lives in Honolulu with his wife, food writer Dabney Gough. Tyler teaches classes in Writing and Literature in the English Department at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

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How the Mistakes Were Made

3.87 avg rating — 339 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Kilometer 99

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Fishing's Greatest Misadven...

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Dream of Another America

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“The mass hallucination of the twentieth century is this: that all these national governments, which each year kill or threaten way more humans than they protect, and take a big chunk of your income to do so, are for some reason a great idea, an inevitable force of fucking nature.”
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“I was seeing the world, and it turned out to be a lonely place.”
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“Sometimes I heard voices muttering in my head, and a lot of the time the world seemed to smolder around its edges. but I was in a little better physical shape every day, I was getting my looks back, and my spirits were rising, and this was all in all a happy time for me. All these weirdos, and me getting a little better right in the midst of them. I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.”
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“I have never been able to understand the complaint that a story is "depressing" because of its subject matter. What depresses me are stories that don't seem to know these things go on, or hide them in resolute chipperness; "witty stories," in which every problem is the occasion for a joke; "upbeat" stories that flog you with transcendence. Please. We're grown ups now.”
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