The Freak Chronicles (2020)

The Freak Chronicles An American missionary sleeps on the dung floor in a witch doctor s hut in South Africa Two women contemplate poverty porn while trying to start a nonprofit in China An heiress locks eyes with a whore
  • Title: The Freak Chronicles
  • Author: Jennifer Spiegel
  • ISBN: 9781936873708
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • An American missionary sleeps on the dung floor in a witch doctor s hut in South Africa Two women contemplate poverty porn while trying to start a nonprofit in China An heiress locks eyes with a whore on the streets of Cape Town A college girl stalks Mickey Rourke A professor from New Jersey gets scammed in Old Havana before Castro s demise A mom obsesses about theAn American missionary sleeps on the dung floor in a witch doctor s hut in South Africa Two women contemplate poverty porn while trying to start a nonprofit in China An heiress locks eyes with a whore on the streets of Cape Town A college girl stalks Mickey Rourke A professor from New Jersey gets scammed in Old Havana before Castro s demise A mom obsesses about the fate of Sesame Street characters A study abroad student goes home with a Russian street artist Backpackers question their global idealism Terrain, both ordinary and extraordinary, work on the imaginations and perceptions of people on the run, freaks in the making, eccentrics by choice.The short stories in this collection explore, both implicitly and explicitly, the notion of freakiness They worry over eccentricity, alienation, normalcy, and intimacy What is it that makes one a freak, makes one want to embrace quirkiness, have the fortitude to cultivate oddity Is there a fine line between abnormality and the extraordinary Jennifer Spiegel s stories delve into these questions and others.
    The Freak Chronicles Spiegel, Jennifer The Freak Chronicles is an exploration of what it means to be a person, a woman, navigating worlds without the typical structures of family, husband, and children in place. The Freak Chronicles by Jennifer Spiegel Jun , Jennifer Spiegel has an MA in Politics from New York University, and an MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Arizona State She teaches college classes and writes She is the author of three books THE FREAK CHRONICLES Dzanc Books , LOVE SLAVE Unbridled Books , and AND SO WE DIE, HAVING FIRST SLEPT November , Five Oaks Press. The Freak Chronicles by Jennifer Spiegel, Paperback Jul , The Freak Chronicles by Jennifer Spiegel Paperback . Paperback . NOOK Book . View All Available Formats Editions Ship This Item Qualifies for Free Shipping Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in store purchase. Customer reviews The Freak Chronicles The Freak Chronicles is an exploration of what it means to be a person, a woman, navigating worlds without the typical structures of family, husband, and children in place Spiegel returns again and again to female characters living or working abroad, most frequently South Africa, negotiating heart break, and contemplating how they ve ended up where they are. The Freak Chronicles by Jennifer Spiegel OverDrive The short stories in this collection explore, both implicitly and explicitly, the notion of freakiness They worry over eccentricity, alienation, normalcy, and intimacy What is it that makes one a freak, makes one want to embrace quirkiness, have The Freak Chronicles, by Jennifer Spiegel Dzanc Books The Freak Chronicles is a miracle of a story collection passionately political and a shout of ambivalence about political passion, intensely personal and furiously global We readers are lucky to find Jennifer Spiegel, a writer who is self satirizing and vulnerable and elegant as hell.
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    1. The characters in these stories struggle to find basic connections although the world doesn t stop to give them time to think Some of them are alienated in every way, placed in strange countries, surrounded by unfamiliar cultures, with guides as out of place as they are Even those on familiar ground feel out of place Time passes and people lose touch Sometimes something as seemingly slight as a fascination with Mickey Rourke is enough to taint a relationship, while other times, two people with n [...]

    2. What does it mean to be a freak More specifically, what does it mean to be a woman, a citizen of the world, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a lover, someone who wants to make the world a better place What does it mean to be normal and is that really the life you want to lead I sometimes have a hard time with collections of short stories because I don t feel I have time to become invested in the characters or plots By the story Zigzag Bridge third in the collection , I was all in I had fallen into [...]

    3. This is a terrific collection of stories that take place in exotic settings with restless and memorable characters I enjoyed the way Jennifer Spiegel weaves a political conscience into fully realized fictional tales Her characters find themselves in strange places They are denizens and ex pats and generally people searching for something, mostly themselves I especially loved the stories Glasnost and Good bye, Madagascar, but all of these pieces of short fiction fulfilled their promise This is a [...]

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