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Once You Break a Knuckle: Stories

D. W. Wilson
Format
Book
Published
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
Uniform Title
Short Stories
ISBN
9781608199945, 1608199940
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Summary
"In the remote Kootenay Valley in western Canada, good people sometimes do bad things. Two bullied adolescents sabotage a rope swing, resulting in another boy's death. A heartbroken young man chooses not to warn his best friend about an approaching car. Sons challenge fathers and break taboos. Crackling with tension and propelled by jagged, cutting dialogue, D. W. Wilson's stories reveal to us how our best intentions can be doomed to fail or injure, how our loves can fall short or mislead us, how even friendship--especially friendship--can be something dangerously temporary. An intoxicating cocktail of adrenaline and vulnerability, doggedness and dignity, Once You Break a Knuckle explores the courage it takes just to make it through another day"--
Contents
  • The Elasticity of Bone
  • The Persistence
  • Sediment
  • The Mathematics of Friedrich Gauss
  • Reception
  • Big Bitchin' Cow
  • Don't Touch the Ground
  • Valley Echo
  • Accelerant
  • The Dead Roads
  • The Millworker
  • Once You Break a Knuckle.
Description
246 pages ; 22 cm
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