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The Fat of The Land By R. Allen Chappell,

  • Title: The Fat of The Land
  • Author: R. Allen Chappell
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Everyone has a story but not every story has a hero.This collection from New Mexico and the Southwest is about those who give life to that land the outliers, and those who have no one to tell their tale While some of these narratives are loosely based in fact, they are written with a large dollop of literary license The characters are not politically correct in toEveryone has a story but not every story has a hero.This collection from New Mexico and the Southwest is about those who give life to that land the outliers, and those who have no one to tell their tale While some of these narratives are loosely based in fact, they are written with a large dollop of literary license The characters are not politically correct in today s parlance and speak in the vernacular of their time and culture Some of them you will like others you may not No disrespect or offense is intended in the telling These are their stories.The lead story Fat of The Land was a past runner up in the national Raymond Carver short story awards.
    The Fat of The Land Everyone has a story but not every story has a hero This collection from New Mexico and the Southwest is about those who give life to that land the outliers and those who have no one to tell their ta

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    1. The Fat of the Land by R Allen Chappell is a collection of short stories based in the Southwest The stories although having a routine feel at times usually end with a hook that that brings everything together The opening story sets the stage for the rest Chappell describes race issues, poverty, schooling, and an assortment of other problems such as Kiko, the bully from school, and his outcome in life There is an abundance of acceptance in the stories Race is accepted sometimes as willing segrega [...]

    2. Worthwhile ReadA delightful collection of stories of outliers as the author calls them interspersed with equally satisfying poems My favorite story was Best in the West because it depicted the relationship between a respectful young white man with his employer, an enterprising Mexican American Throughout the story I found example after example of mutual respect between the two.My favorite poem, and several shared the quality of being easily read and deeply thought provoking, was There Ain t No T [...]

    3. Only someone who has danced with the dust devils of New Mexico, hunted the broken shards of a people now long gone, and lived amongst outliars could tell these tales of the four corners A deep thinker and true to the people whose stories unfold on these pages, Fat of the Land is an epic collection of color, truth and real characters Their presence on the literary landscape will forever embody and give meaning to these enchanted lands.

    4. I really liked this reminded me of Steinbeck s works I loved reading the stories from the Native American perspective.

    5. Beautiful collection of short stories observing the characters and places in the author s life in New Mexico Brought the people, places and climate of the South West to life Stunning.

    6. A book of short stories I m not able to finish it Although some stories were interesting, there wasn t one compelling enough to make me want to on to the next Perhaps the timing is wrong to read this particular book so I ll put it down for now and pick it up again another time.

    7. Great readI was raised poor so these stories had to ring true This made me think of growing up, the people I knew, and the situations my family often faced This touched my heart and made me nostalgic.

    8. An enjoyable readI like the way this writer expresses himself and I can identify with his writings Looking forward to his next book.

    9. This excellent and varied compilation of stories and poems add a new degree of color, light and life and to the already multi hued Land of Enchantment, specifically the Four Corners region So few writers have captured the people and stories of this region, that Fat of the Land must occupy a singular place in Southwestern literature Chappell s stories and characters are unvarnished to the point that some fail to see them as characters at all His heroes are the outliers too often ignored Whether y [...]

    10. Entertaining Some of the stories seem to end abruptly That may just be a byproduct of the genre, though I enjoyed reading them for the most part I enjoyed the poetry, too.

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