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Tunneling to the center of the earth : stories

Wilson, Kevin, 1978-

New York : Harper Perennial, c2009.

208, 16 p. ; 21 cm.

Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. "Grand Stand-In" is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider--a company that supplies "stand-ins" for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in "Blowing Up On the Spot," a young woman works sorting tiles at a Scrabble factory after her parents have spontaneously combusted.

Southern gothic at its best, laced with humor and pathos, these wonderfully inventive stories explore the relationship between loss and death and the many ways we try to cope with both.


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1 copy available at Paideia School


9780061579028 (pbk.)


0061579025 (pbk.)

LC Call No:

PS3623.I58546 T86 2009

Dewey Class No:

813/.6 22


Wilson, Kevin, 1978-


Tunneling to the center of the earth : stories / Kevin Wilson.


1st ed.


New York : Harper Perennial, c2009.


208, 16 p. ; 21 cm.


"An Ecco book."


Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more..."

Target Audience:



Short stories, American.

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500 General Note   $a General note  Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more..."
505 ContentsNote 00  $t Title  Grand stand-in --
    $t Title  Blowing up on the spot --
    $t Title  The dead sister handbook: a guide for sensitive boys --
    $t Title  Birds in the house --
    $t Title  Mortal kombat --
    $t Title  Tunneling to the center of the earth --
    $t Title  The shooting man --
    $t Title  The choir director affair (the baby's teeth) --
    $t Title  Go, fight, win --
    $t Title  The museum of whatnot --
    $t Title  Worst-case scenario.
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