Fondly



[PDF / Epub] ✑ Fondly ☄ Colin Winnette – E17streets4all.co.uk In two artfully crafted novellas, Colin Winnette offers a sly and sinister portrayal of lineage and loss, and the roles we all play in writing our own family history Written in a seamless, entrancing In two artfully crafted novellas, Colin Winnette offers a sly and sinister portrayal of lineage and loss, and the roles we all play in writing our own family history Written in a seamless, entrancing style, Gainesville follows the twisted branches of a restless family tree in a small Texas town As tragedy strikes each generation in a slightly skewed fashion, what remains is the relentless passage of time toward an eerily familiar pattern In One Story, The Two Sisters is woven from an array of beautifully haunting short stories It details the lives of two sisters, both cast as wildly imaginative entities, each bizarre than the next Winnette joyfully plays with life forms as he presents the sisters asan olive at the bottom of a dirty martiniShel Silversteintransoceanic swimmers, and so on The result is an entertaining, skillful meditation on art, love, family, the creative impulse, and what can and cannot be communicated in a single story, or a single life These two incredible novellas combine the obscene splendor of Hunter S Thompson with the beastly fantasy of The Brothers Grimm Winnette s spinning narratives will leave you white knuckled, gasping, laughing uncomfortably and voraciously, and feeling a good bit alive than when you started Alissa Nutting, author of TAMPA, and UNCLEAN JOBS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS.Fondly

Colin Winnette is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet He is the author of several works of fiction Revelation Mutable Sound , Animal Collection Spork Press , Fondly Atticus Books , Coyote Les Figues Press , and Haints Stay Two Dollar Radio His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Playboy, Lucky Peach, The American Reader, The Believer, Gulf Coast Magazine, and th Letter He was the winner of Les Figues Press s NOS Book Contest, for his novel Coyote.

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    Paperback · Fondly ePUB ò toward an eerily familiar pattern In One Story, The Two Sisters is woven from an array of beautifully haunting short stories It details the lives of two sisters, both cast as wildly imaginative entities, each bizarre than the next Winnette joyfully plays with life forms as he presents the sisters asan olive at the bottom of a dirty martiniShel Silversteintransoceanic swimmers, and so on The result is an entertaining, skillful meditation on art, love, family, the creative impulse, and what can and cannot be communicated in a single story, or a single life These two incredible novellas combine the obscene splendor of Hunter S Thompson with the beastly fantasy of The Brothers Grimm Winnette s spinning narratives will leave you white knuckled, gasping, laughing uncomfortably and voraciously, and feeling a good bit alive than when you started Alissa Nutting, author of TAMPA, and UNCLEAN JOBS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS."/>
  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • Fondly
  • Colin Winnette
  • 10 April 2018
  • 0984040587

10 thoughts on “Fondly

  1. says:

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  2. says:

    I ll be writing a review of these two novellas soon for Metazen s new Sunday Book Review feature Stellar work The Metazen review is live now.http www.metazen.ca p 12716 I ll be writing a review of these two novellas soon for Metazen s new Sunday Book Review feature Stellar work The Metazen review is live now.http www.metazen.ca p 12716

  3. says:

    A FUCKIN TRIP MAN

  4. says:

    Fondly is a book that features two novellas, In One Story, The Two Sisters and Gainesville Including two novellas in one collection has becomepopular, and the decision is a great way to showcase an author s talents Although Winnette s novellas are quite different in tone, the connection lies in the way he resets stories He creates hints of plot and deviates or starts all over again, but then the reader is so wrapped up in narrative it s hard to notice.In One Story, The Two Sisters reads Fondly is a book that features two novellas, In One Story, The Two Sisters and Gainesville Including two novellas in one collection has becomepopular, and the decision is a great way to showcase an author s talents Although Winnette s novellas are quite different in tone, the connection lies in the way he resets stories He creates hints of plot and deviates or starts all over again, but then the reader is so wrapped up in narrative it s hard to notice.In One Story, The Two Sisters reads like a connection of short shorts The two sisters appear in each story, and each short piece in a new storyline The short pieces have interesting titles like In One Story, The Two Sisters Were Olympic Swimmers and In One Story, The Two Sisters Had A Dozen Children Between Them and In One Story, The Two Sisters Were Reasonably Well behaved Nuns While the circumstances change, the setting remains mostly elusive The way the sisters dress and their simple ways of living suggest something older The sisters don t have a car, they wear long dresses, and get supplies biweekly Later, the sisters fly on a plane and buy a computer, all while wearing their long dresses and bonnets Timelessness is the word that comes to mind I thought the little sections of the sisters would drive me nuts because they would feel unfinished and chaotic, but each one is so engaging that the current piece became my favorite There are few links between the story each one resets and yet adds a little, like layering transparency sheets with pictures to get a new, wild image.Gainesville follows the births and deaths of characters in a bloodline for the most part At first, one character would be established, such as Sonny, and all the other characters were named in relation to Sonny Sonny s brother, Sonny s brother s girlfriend When Sonny dies, we follow Sonny s brother who has a son named Jiminy After Sonny s brother dies, a new section begins, and it s as if things have reset This novella follows about a dozen generations, each section including a birth and a death At first, the story seems endless End where, and why But it becomes clear that the point is this we all die New life is announced like it means nothing She and William had been growing apart for some time now She was pregnant She didn t want any help She hung up While this sounds depressing, the small bits of life the reader is exposed to are interesting and full But of course, people die Life moves very fast It s unbearable Sometimes I look back over the things I ve done, the things I ve seen, even in the past year, and it seems one great big joke Like nothing lasts even a moment Just one thing then the next and it s all so fine and terrifying too Winnette balances meaningful messages with great storytelling, which includes his tendency toward the fairy tale He creates whole worlds and invites readers in to experience them, never letting readers remember the only way out of his world is to put the book down

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    As I m not a short story lover, especially not the very short kind, I found the first part of the book, In One Story, The Two Sisters, a little bit challenging to read Some of the stories are really very short and stop where maybe I had wantedOn the other hand, the stories were very well written, they read almost like fairy tales, and the things that happen to the two sisters are so bizarre, it s really amazing that an author can think them up.I m sure a short story lover who can enjoys As I m not a short story lover, especially not the very short kind, I found the first part of the book, In One Story, The Two Sisters, a little bit challenging to read Some of the stories are really very short and stop where maybe I had wantedOn the other hand, the stories were very well written, they read almost like fairy tales, and the things that happen to the two sisters are so bizarre, it s really amazing that an author can think them up.I m sure a short story lover who can enjoys some weirdness will love these stories, too The sisters where quite similar over the different stories, but definitely not the same sisters in all the stories, if only because in one story they are two halves of an olive Generally, they are quite different in what they want to achieve, but also similar because of their family bond and the fact that in many of the stories, it s the two sisters against or as opposed to the rest of the world.I liked Gainsville even better This is the story of several generations of a family, who are struggling with low wages and violence The people that are followed through the four or five generations either kill someone or are killed themselves and there is no happy ending for any of them The ending, in fact, was rather ambiguous to me I wasn t sure how it fitted in the story exactly, and felt a bit of a let down.I should have written a family tree for this family, as I moved from one family member to a next generation, to a step brother s daughter, etc I cannot repeat the story at all, there are just a few situations that I do remember, but in all, it was a very entertaining story.For people who love quirky, well written stories

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    Inexorable is the best word I can come up to describe these stories They are direct and forceful and sometimes even the characters can t keep up, they get left in the wake of the forward momentum of the narrative.I loved In One Story, The Two Sisters There are 16 stories that all start the same way, In one story, the two sisters These story fragments are wildly different from each other, and they all added up to something powerful for me and I couldn t put it down until I finished it T Inexorable is the best word I can come up to describe these stories They are direct and forceful and sometimes even the characters can t keep up, they get left in the wake of the forward momentum of the narrative.I loved In One Story, The Two Sisters There are 16 stories that all start the same way, In one story, the two sisters These story fragments are wildly different from each other, and they all added up to something powerful for me and I couldn t put it down until I finished it The sisters would separate again and again, but would be right back together at the start of the next story Between this and ANIMAL collection I ve really loved everything I ve read by Winnette Excited to see what he does next

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    In One Story, The Two Sisters is a row of icicles on the side of a roof slowly dripping into a large pool Gainsville is that large pool Both novellas are wildly imaginative Anyone who enjoys the darker side of life mixed in with the beauty of innocence, a nice long tangent, and a grisly domino effect should read give this book a read.

  8. says:

    2 novellas Difficult and rewarding.When I saw Colin read some of this aloud in Chicago, he was holding the book almost at arms length, like he was genuinely scared of what might happen if it got too close.Anyone who is as perturbed by their creation as this deserves to be read.

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