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I'll Give You Something to Cry about: A Gathering of Stories

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TO BE held in cupped hands and passed around with wonder, the storied worlds of I'll Give You Something to Cry About constitute a grouping born of spellbinding cosmic dust. Once more assuming the mantle of Story's guardian, Corey Mesler sets to work at not only protecting and preserving, but pondering, playing, prodding, and perambulating within the bounds of narrative cre ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by Queen's Ferry Press (first published November 9th 2011)
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Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“This is what a collection of stories should be, rich and varied, playful, daring, poignant and always entertaining. Corey Mesler's children and adults move about American locales both familiar and exotic and the result is an experience as broad and interesting as life itself.
--Robert Lopez, author of Kamby Bolongo Mean River and Asunder





“Corey Mesler's story collection I'll Give You Something to Cry About is a quiver full of picaresque and heartbreak. Half his Lazarillos are agoraphobes but th
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Kristine Muslim
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Corey Mesler's I'll Give You Something to Cry About: A Gathering of Stories has the right amount of pathos, nostalgia, and playfulness. Imagine a scenario in an arcade with Ernest Hemingway. Imagine a self-deprecating Big Corey who inevitably began as Little Corey -- the Little Corey who "made good grades," the Little Corey who was once involved in ball games where the "balls bounced off him like radiation." There’s also my favorite little tale about the misgivings of Stan. Stan lives next door ...more
Corey
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My new collection. Released 11/20/11. Literary TNT.
Theodore Carter
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
These stories are peculiar, complex, and sometimes sentimental. Beautifully done.
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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 9 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 (2012), ...more