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Hunters and Gamblers
Title : Hunters and Gamblers
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ISBN : 9780983067450
Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 125 pages

Fiction A sham pastor hires a cocaine sniffing centaur to act as mascot for an Evangelical mega church s arena football team Paul Revere flashes across a revolutionary sky on the back of a sunbird an ammo less infantry drummer and a bleeding medic are beat back to a Best Western parking lot in the Battle of Sacramento such are the situations contained in Ryan Ridge s H Fiction A sham pastor hires a cocaine sniffing centaur to act as mascot for an Evangelical mega church s arena football team Paul Revere flashes across a revolutionary sky on the back of a sunbird an ammo less infantry drummer and a bleeding medic are beat back to a Best Western parking lot in the Battle of Sacramento such are the situations contained in Ryan Ridge s HUNTERS GAMBLERS Winners of the negative lottery, these characters have learned to love to lose everything until there s nothing left to lose And the end is desperate, black, drenched in whiskey, but punctuated by poignancy and revelry and revelation The tales in this lurid, edgy debut illuminate blackness with even blacker humor and a sense of outlandish beauty


Hunters and Gamblers Reviews

  • Sian Griffiths

    The humor, word play, and inventiveness on every page made this book a joy to read.

  • Mel Bosworth

    Ryan Ridge s Hunters Gamblers is a pure blast of cocaine what No It s smart, funny, and entertaining It s blasting smartfuntainment and This collection of short fiction, featuring the novella Holiest of Holies, had me feeling super fine from start to finish Ridge combines intelligence and playfulness like a mad chemist, and the concoctions explode in great and surprising ways.From This Will Be The Prime Of You Unless You Round Up There is strangeness in the past months I g Ryan Ridge s Hunters [...]

  • J.A.

    Hunters Gamblers is a collection of stories and a novella, but it is also than that It is the mixture of suburban life with urban trappings, of writing about relationships and writing about coke, of war scenes and sex with centaurs The craft here is high quality and wicked smart Read the full review interview at Monkeybicycle

  • Ben

    Great to see these stories many of which I ve known since they were infants up and walking around in the world A lot of influences are clear in this book, but there s no one else who could ve written it I can t wait to see what Ryan does next.

  • Tim

    So far, excellent In particular, the novella Holiest of Holies has a great, crafty Saunders vibe.

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