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Split Rock Road by [McAllen, James]
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"One man's apartment is taken over by lizards who read his newspaper and smoke his cigars. Another man, fresh out of bed with one woman, bonds with a second woman when they share a train ride and a conversation about Norman Mailer. A third man reminisces about a baseball game and seeing Mickey Mantle take the field. These varied characters populate McAllen's strong debut collection. The imagined lizards appear in "Love and Lizards," the heartfelt story of Stanley, a man who pays visits to his psychiatrist and can't quite come to terms with the losses he's experienced in his life. The four-page title story is a standout. In a passage that highlights McAllen's evocative prose, young Larry is walking home alone along a cracked road and imagining that the wind is talking to him and that there are wild animals following him. He tilts his "head skyward and sniffed at the air the way he had watched wild animals doing it on TV....For a moment, he thought he smelled bacon, but as the air rushed in, the scents and smells changed; leaves, dirt, leather, horses, all of the smells in his recollection seemed to pass by in one swift moment." The simple snapshot of a boy walking along the road while imagining a wild animal in his midst becomes a meditation on contemporary culture and familial relationships... McAllen's writing is strong, and he does an excellent job of building scenes and settings and creating memorable characters, such as a widower who poignantly recalls his last days with his wife. Some of the 20 stories are more successful than others, but overall, it's a promising debut."   - Kirkus Indie Reviews

About the Author

James McAllen was born andraised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn N.Y. After failing as a baseballplayer, rock singer, Shakespearean actor and masked superhero, he decided totry his hand at writing. His first screenplay, Three of a Kind, was asemi-finalist in the 2004 Project Greenlight contest. Split Rock Road is his first published collection of short stories.  

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  • File Size: 541 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481121367
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 22, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BK0LPB2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,178,842 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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