The fiction of Bonnie Jo Campbell has been honored with the Pushcart Prize, the AWP Award for Short Fiction, and Southern Review’s Eudora Welty Prize. In this stunning collection - a National Book Award finalist - Campbell’s rural Michigan characters are both as jagged as rusty metal and as delicate as the light brush of fading dreams.
American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how to fix cars and washing machines, how to shoot and clean game, and how to cook up methamphetamine, but they have not figured out how to prosper in the 21st century.
"These short stories approach their subjects from an array of perspectives, but what they share is freshness, surprise, and a compulsion to plumb some absolute extremes of American existence." (National Book Award citation)
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