Uke rivers delivers : stories
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Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2006].
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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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142 pages ; 22.
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0807131873 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780807131879 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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"An LSU Press paperback original"--Title page verso.
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Smith, R. T. (2006). Uke rivers delivers: stories. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

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Smith, R. T. 2006. Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

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Smith, R. T, Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.

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Smith, R. T. Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. Print.

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