Uke rivers delivers: stories

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c2006.
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In the best tradition of southern storytelling, Uke Rivers Delivers features raconteurs as beguiling as the tales they tell. These lyrical, darkly humorous monologues portray a range of denizens of the American South desperately trying to come to grips with their inherited pasts. A Confederate reenactor receives a message from the beyond to lay to rest the remains of Stonewall Jackson's horse. A docent at Washington and Lee University's Lee Chapel offers prim instruction on the facts and legends about "the General" with both reverence and irony. The young son of a lewd, alcoholic, self-dubbed evangelist acquires the wits -- and the will -- for survival by protecting the family's sunflower crops. A midget ukulele virtuoso is so surprised by his own eruption into violence that he can attribute it only to genetics. One of Jeff Davis's fellow cross-dressers; the killer of John Wilkes Booth; a Rebel deserter whose superior exacts his pound of flesh -- all these characters and more, through their twisted and torn vernaculars, seek understanding and revival in R. T. Smith's superb collection.

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table_of_contents Bitterwolf --, Blaze --, Dear six belles --, Docent --, I have lost my right --, Jesus wept --, Little Sorrel --, Plinking --, Razorhead the Axeman --, Shooting booth : the confession of Boston Corbett., Stop the rocket --, Trousseau --, Tube Rose --, Uke Rivers delivers --, Visitation --
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