Stop Breakin Down

Stories

John McManus

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Winner of the Whiting Writers’ Award

In a voice somewhere between Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Cobain, John McManus explores young people living in extreme situations. Some are in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, some in the Pacific Northwest, a few are in the Western deserts of Utah and Nevada, one is in England, and many are scattered throughout the Southern US. All are desperate for something beyond the ordinary lives that are given to them, and every one is absolutely unforgettable.

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Praise for Stop Breakin Down

“Here is rage on the page....It’s a whole environment, with a new food chain, and yes, I want to know about it.” —Los Angeles Times
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“Electric...complex and assured....Makes you wonder whether he is a naif savant...he has a
remarkable talent, and it is difficult to imagine how far or to what place he will take it.” —Vince Passaro, Madison

“A phenomenal talent blazing up suddenly on the horizon...precise, brilliant language that evokes without ever having to explain...His transcendent vision gives us devastating glimpses.” —Joyce Johnson, Elle

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About the Author

John McManus

John McManus is a graduate of Goucher College and is currently enrolled in the graduate writing program at Hollins University. A Tennessee native, he currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

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Stop Breakin Down
Stories
John McManus

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Picador
June 2000
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780312274481
ISBN10: 0312274483
272 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
June 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312263973
ISBN10: 031226397X
51/2 x 81/4 inches, 272 pages
$18.00
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