The Name of the Nearest River: Stories (Paperback)

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Stories confronting the unfailing constant of blood in the rough woods of western Kentucky.

About the Author

Journaliste et producteur, Alex Taylor a anime de nombreuses emissions. D'abord a FG puis pour France 3 (avec la celebre emission Continentales ), Pink TV et Arte. Journaliste a France Inter, a la BBC et a Vox (Allemagne), il a aussi ete le directeur des programmes de RFI. Il a publie le Journal d'un apprenti pervers (Lattes, 2007) et Bouche bee, tout ouie (Lattes, 2010). De septembre 2010 a juin 2011, il copresente la tranche matinale de France Musique, avant d'animer sur cette meme antenne une emission de rencontres Voyage en moi Majeur . Il anime sur France Inter chaque matin la revue de presse internationale.

Praise For…

Taylor, who is still in his twenties, writes with wit, zest and skill. . . . Kentucky is lucky to have a writer as weird, unique and gifted as Alex Taylor. In the long queue of very good contemporary Southern writers, here’s a guy who can cut to the front.”
Pamela Miller, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

He depicts seemingly archetypal female roles: recent widows, spurned wives, cynical teenagersand sets them afire with earnest sexuality, guts, and as much straight-faced momentum as their male counterparts. There’s chilling humor in this collection, purple violence, snow-blighted landscapes, demolition derbies, and at least a dozen forthright and heretofore unused descriptions of the heart.”
Oxford American

"This is the beautiful paradox of Taylor, a writer whose visions of a hard and ugly truth also tap into the quiet depths of the rural soul, a young man who’s told he frowns too much, yet can’t stop making jokes at his own expense. . . . Taylor might not be Western Kentucky’s best-kept secret for very long.”
Erin Keane, The Courier-Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781932511802
ISBN-10: 1932511806
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication Date: April 2010
Pages: 184
Language: English