When Giraffes Flew (2020)

When Giraffes Flew Jeff Weddle When Giraffes Flew Do you have a taste for the bizarre abstract and peculiar This eclectic collection of short stories will tantalize your imagination and your sense of propriety Here you will find exploding chickens
  • Title: When Giraffes Flew
  • Author: Jeff Weddle
  • ISBN: 9781940869605
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
When Giraffes Flew Jeff Weddle Do you have a taste for the bizarre, abstract, and peculiar This eclectic collection of short stories will tantalize your imagination and your sense of propriety.Here you will find exploding chickens, flying giraffes, and one very ugly monkey Barbers sick with love and school spirit A mailman with a vendetta against junk mail Mayhem Love gone wrong Lost souls of allDo you have a taste for the bizarre, abstract, and peculiar This eclectic collection of short stories will tantalize your imagination and your sense of propriety.Here you will find exploding chickens, flying giraffes, and one very ugly monkey Barbers sick with love and school spirit A mailman with a vendetta against junk mail Mayhem Love gone wrong Lost souls of all stripes Join Jeff Weddle Eudora Welty Prize winning author for twenty nine excursions into the dark heart of contemporary American letters When Giraffes Flew is sure to grab you and not let go.
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  1. Sandra

    A nice collection of short stories.They are a bit bizar, dark, bordering on the absurd, yet quite delightful How could they not, as the first story already begins with You re ten years old the day the chickens explode.Starting out as an everyday scenario, things quickly take a turn for the worsea father fighting for custody of his children, male neighbours checking out the females next door, a car thief stealing than intended, a disgruntled mailman tired of having to lug junk mail every single [...]

  2. PattyMacDotComma

    4 I love short stories, and some of these are just the kind of thing I enjoy A brief step into and out of the middle of someone s life Some are a fly on the wall scenario where a couple is battling it out over old or imagined hurts, while others are brief musings about How did I get here, or How do I get out of here They vary from a paragraph of just over 100 words which is a favourite to 15 pages.Most are about small town America, people living and working in trying circumstances son is coming [...]

  3. Jill

    If the brilliant Israeli short story writer Etgar Keret and Bonnie Jo Campell had had a love child, it would likely have been Jeff Weddle.Jeff Weddle harnesses the sense of absurdity and sheer magic that is a hallmark of Etgar Keret s fiction with the often gritty and down and out characters that populate a Bonnie Jo Campbell collection That is not to say he doesn t have a unique voice of his own I took a chance on these stories, published by a small press, and I was amply rewarded.Want an examp [...]

  4. Andrew Hilbert

    Jeff Weddle s stories are like the best of the Russian and Soviet absurdists There is something about the inherent doom of life in each of these stories that is funny and terrifying This is an excellent collection.

  5. Roberta

    Jeff Weddle s WHEN GIRAFFES FLEW is a well written collection of slice of life stories that remind this reader of Appalachian culture Having roots in Appalachia, I see these stories as part of my heritage My stories would be different, but the feelings and memories dredged up from a past, which consisted of family stories told on a front porch overlooking the Kanawha River, are the same Stories such as that of a relative, who took to her bed for ten years over an argument with her husband, and t [...]

  6. Orla McAlinden

    Following the example of Irish Novelist Jan Carson Malcolm Orange Disappears and Childrens Children both by Liberties Press I spent the shortest month reading short story collections, and there were few that I enjoyed as much as Jeff Weddle s When Giraffes Flew.Don t judge this short and immensely powerful book by its cover there is nothing simplistic or childlike about the writing behind that brightly coloured image of giraffes cavorting through a cloudy sky Rather the writing is intense, matur [...]

  7. Kara Kilgore

    Jeff Weddle has been one of my favorite authors since he started submitting to Port Cities Reviews His star is rising, and he is definitely one to watch Weddle s stories can be quick and brutal as well as delicate, rare and breath taking Not many authors out there that can take readers on such a ride His prose is solid and these stories move so seamlessly, that you find yourself fully engaged in his characters dark times and their frailties, as well as their joy and salvation Reminds me of how C [...]

  8. Elise

    Don t let the children s book cover fool you This is NOT a children s book When my mom gave it to me for Christmas, I thought well this is odd, why would my mom get me a collection of children s stories I mean ok, cool, her friend wrote it, but really Then I set down to read it, my first book of 2016 it took less than one page for me to realize that things were not as they seemed Maybe the publishers were trying to be ironic Maybe they missed the point and thought the whole book was really abou [...]

  9. Tom

    Jeff Weddle s collection is probably like nothing you have read before In addition to the titular flying giraffes, there are exploding chickens, ugly monkeys, and a lot of humans caught in absurd situations But Weddle doesn t let the novelty of these situations take precedent His characters are very convincing and deftly presented All the stories are short, very few exceed 10 pages, so there s a welcome immediacy to these tales At times, some of the shorter pieces feel underdeveloped, like idea [...]

  10. Loretta Lynn

    If you like slightly disturbing story lines that are full of absurd and quirky characters, this is a book for you Jeff s collection of stories are both dark and delightful Some are psychedelic and magical while others are poignant in their loneliness and desperation It was a nice balance Flying giraffes, ugly monkeys, brother sister lovers has something for everyone

  11. Pat Stanford

    Bizarre and dark, but fun all the sameAs an author with the same publisher as Jeff Weddle, I thought I d take a look I write short stories as well, now that my longer work is finished I thought I d find a kindred spirit.Not so fast, I d have to say These are written as bizarre and dark, but Jeff pulls it off the same way he s pulling it over on his readers If you read them as tongue firmly planted in cheek, you ll find them quite oddly funny Otherwise, they are quirky for no apparent reason I wo [...]

  12. Christie

    A couple of fun short stories namely the title story and the one about the postman, the name of which escapes me in short, these stories were respectively about flying giraffes that swooped down and stole people, never to be seen again, and a postman who hoards junk mail to stop his recipients having to deal with it but the rest were mundane, misogynistic and utterly forgettable.I was so disappointed as this had been sold to me as magical realism perhaps this was my own fault, maybe I interprete [...]

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