Unpleasantries
220 pages, 5 3/20 x 8 4/25
Hardcover
Release Date:15 Jun 2016
ISBN:9780295998404
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Unpleasantries

Considerations of Difficult Questions

University of Washington Press
Frank Soos’s meditations move from fly-fishing in dangerously swift Alaska rivers to memories of the liars and dirty-joke tellers of his small-town Virginia childhood, revealing insights in new encounters and old preoccupations. Even from upside-down in his recently flipped truck, Frank Soos reveals himself to be a ruminative, grappling with the limitations of language to express the human condition. Moving quickly – skiing in the dark or taking long summer bike rides on Alaska highways – Soos combines an active physical life with a dark and difficult interior existence, wrestling the full span of “thinking and doing” onto the page with surprising lightness.
Frank Soos is the Alaska State Writer Laureate, 2015–2016. He taught writing at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, from 1986 until 2004. His publications include Double Moon: Constructions and Conversations (with Margo Klass), Bamboo Fly Rod Suite (essays), and Unified Field Theory (stories).
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