By Ron Carlson
"These tales are jam-packed with surprises, jolts, and lightning moves of popularity. Do your self a desire and skim Ron Carlson."—Stephen King
Ron Carlson's tales come at us from all instructions. occasionally depraved or bittersweet, usually zany, they're wealthy with a richly deserved hopefulness usually absent in modern fiction. during this beneficiant accumulating from collections now not to be had, longtime enthusiasts and new readers alike can have fun with the advance of a grasp of idiosyncrasy.
In "Blazo" and different both poignant stories, women and men are challenged while issues don't determine as anticipated. different tales care for astonishing transformations—for a baseball participant grew to become killer-by-accident, for a nineteen-year-old who reports an unsettling sexual awakening. here's a guy accusing Bigfoot of stealing his spouse, by way of Bigfoot's incomparable reaction. now not least of the treasures is "The H road Sledding Record," a narrative excellent for relations vacation examining, within which a tender father "creates" the magic of Santa by means of throwing manure on his roof on Christmas Eve.
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