Raised in Captivity

Raised in Captivity

Fictional Nonfiction

Book - 2019
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A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A new coach of a small-town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one, very special, play. A man explains to the police why he told the employee of his local bodega that his colleague looked like the lead singer of Depeche Mode, a statement that may or may not have led in some way to a violent crime. A college professor discusses with his friend his difficulties with the new generation of students. An obscure power pop band wrestles with its new-found fame when its song "Blizzard of Summer" becomes an anthem for white supremacists. A couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband. A woman interviews a hit man about killing her husband but is shocked by the method he proposes. A man is recruited to join a secret government research team investigating why coin flips are no longer exactly 50/50. A man sees a whale struck by lightning, and knows that everything about his life has to change. A lawyer grapples with the unintended side effects of a veterinarian's rabies vaccination.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019
ISBN: 9780735217928
Branch Call Number: KLO Short Stories
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 25 cm


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A collection of very short stories, with emphasis on how your reality is not what you think it is. Told with a flat affect, as if by a depressed Asperger's patient. Some of them come off like urban legends. Check out the story about the coach who knows nothing about football, coaching a high school team with exactly one play. But, it turns out he was really teaching them something far more valuable. Except for the narrator, who says he is just an ordinary guy. An enjoyable book, and it won't require much of your time.

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