Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories (2020)

Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories Lester Goran Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories In this his third collection of stories Lester Goran moves us again through the times and places indelibly stamped with his wit and insight about people and events lost to history Outlaws of the Pur
  • Title: Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories
  • Author: Lester Goran
  • ISBN: 9780873386395
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories Lester Goran In this, his third collection of stories, Lester Goran moves us again through the times and places indelibly stamped with his wit and insight about people and events lost to history Outlaws of the Purple Cow centers around the domains of Irish American men and women in Pittsburgh Goran creates once his world of poignant and magical times and places within the mundanIn this, his third collection of stories, Lester Goran moves us again through the times and places indelibly stamped with his wit and insight about people and events lost to history Outlaws of the Purple Cow centers around the domains of Irish American men and women in Pittsburgh Goran creates once his world of poignant and magical times and places within the mundane affairs of ordinary men and women Goran s evocative settings and narratives range form the supernatural to the humorous, from bawdy to richly detailed realism.Goran, with his mastery of language and images, chronicles in stories the unheralded laughters and sorrows of Americans seldom noted in fiction.Goran creates once his world of poignant and magical times and places within the mundane affairs of ordinary men and women Goran s evocative settings and narratives range from the supernatural to the humorous, from bawdy to richly detailed realism the bewildering ceremony enacted on a suburban lawn on Good Friday an inventory of the loves of a lifetime compiled on scraps of paper and matchbook covers the young man home on leave from the army who encounters a woman whose entire life is reflected in the wires holding together her threadbare Christmas tree and the young man on the first day of his first job who delivers roses to a house where the homeowner had died since ordering the flowers Goran, with his mastery of language and images, chronicles in stories the unheralded laughter s and sorrows of Americans seldom noted in fiction.
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One thought on “Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories

  1. Melki

    This is a fine collection of stories set in Pittsburgh Boy, are they ever set in Pittsburgh The author peppers each tale with references to the city Characters walk down Forbes Avenue and stroll through Schenley Park They don t just go to the hospital they go to Allegheny General Since I used to live in P burgh, this was fun for a bit After a while, it started to get on my nerves, but then I realized, Goran probably had a bet going with some of the boys down at the Irish Club that he couldn t na [...]

  2. Daniel Clausen

    Review Outlaws of the Purple CowI guess the most important thing to say straight away is that the book was a pleasure to read, if not always easy or automatic the way a popular paperback might be though popular novels are rarely this rewarding I have a feeling many of these stories would read even better a second time One thing I can say about the book though is that it isn t the nicest on outsiders Many of the stories are told as if to an insider In some cases the references to the Irish Club a [...]

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