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The Virgin's Nose: More Stories of Suburban Banality

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Description

If suburbia was a religion, The Virgin's Nose would be its bible. Join us on a pilgrimage to the holy land of retirement homes, cul-de-sacs, backyard composters, beer fridges, neighbourhood grocery stores, big box outlets, online dating, reality TV, and dry cleaners. Along the way, we pay homage to the late David Foster Wallace when his novel, Infinite Jest, becomes a weapon in a brutal killing. An artist's colonoscopy brings us face to face with a sublime wellspring of inspiration. A father contemplates life's great mysteries when he discovers a severed finger in his vacuum cleaner. We learn of a secret aisle in Wal*Mart where you can pay less to ... well ... um live better? And we have the title piece, The Virgin's Nose, where we travel to the Vatican to return a stolen relic. With 34 fresh stories, David Allan Barker's second collection of short fiction continues a project he launched with Sex With Dead People - to seek out and share the most weirdly banal corners of this modern world we've made for ourselves.

The Virgin's Nose: More Stories of Suburban Banality
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Aug 12, 2014
  • Publisher: David Allan Barker
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 185 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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