Thank You for Being Concerned and Sensitive

Thank You for Being Concerned and Sensitive

by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry's stories defy convention. There are no easy answers, no quick fixes. Although the plots vary—from a corpse returning to visit his family weeks after his burial, to the musings of a congressman grappling with the weight of history, to a wealthy family's elaborate plot to cheer their mysteriously wounded mother—all express a sense of the extraordinary in the ordinary, the absurd in the everyday.

Henry's characters are for the most part misfits, outsiders looking in on a world whose seemingly natural order is turned upside down. In a throw-away culture obsessed with sex and drugs, money and God, they struggle to connect with what is real while trying to convince themselves that anything is. And yet in the midst of their existential searching there remains always Henry's quirky sense of humor. As one character says, “Anything is possible,” and in this collection anything and everything happens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587291074
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Series: Iowa Short Fiction Award Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 285 KB

Table of Contents

Gladys Knows
The Flood
Congressman Spoonbender
The Earthling!
The Prodigal Corpse
Observer Status
The Main Event
The Last of the Plaids
"Yes!" Wins

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