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Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky, Nahm, David Connerley
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Author Name:    Nahm, David Connerley

Title:   Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Two Dollar Radio 

ISBN Number:   1937512207 / 9781937512200

Seller ID:   ING9781937512200

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"The boys howled. In their pockets, eye droppers of gin. They skipped to their car with eyes wide open and sped into the night, down gray county roads, grieving over nothing they could name, beating the dashboard with their fists. Near dawn they broke into a cemetery and pissed on the first angel they could find."

Leah's little brother, Jacob, disappeared when the pair were younger, a tragedy that haunts her still. When a grown man arrives at the non-profit Leah directs claiming to be Jacob, she is wrenched back to her childhood, an iridescent tableau of family joy and strife, swimming at the lake, sneaking candy, late-night fears, and the stories told to quell them.

"Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky" is a wrecking-ball of a novel that attempts to give meaning and poetry to everything that comprises small-town life in central Kentucky. Listen: they are the ghost stories that children tell one another, the litter that skirts the gulley, the lines at department stores.

"Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky" reads as though Anne Carson and Maggie Nelson wrote a more focused "Antwerp" and based it in central Kentucky. A gorgeous, haunting, prismatic jewel of a book.

David Connerley Nahm was born and raised in a small town in central Kentucky. Currently, he lives in the mountains of Virginia where he practices law and teaches law and literature at James Madison University. His short stories have appeared in "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet," "Trunk Stories," "Eyeshot," and on "McSweeney's Internet Tendency."



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