May 25, 2020
Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines
Posted by Mark Lyons

Descansos resting places are intimate memorials we glimpse at the edge of highways and rural roads that mark a place and moment of profound loss They are also testaments to what survives In his vibrant collection of stories, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, Mark Lyons builds narrative shrines that redeem what is lost to misfortune and time A snake handling preaDescansos resting places are intimate memorials we glimpse at the edge of highways and rural roads that mark a place and moment of profound loss They are also testaments to what survives In his vibrant collection of stories, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, Mark Lyons builds narrative shrines that redeem what is lost to misfortune and time A snake handling preacher cast out and lost on the highway finds faith in a junkyard A hitchhiker feasts on roadkill with a hobo on the Great Plains and discovers the Cosmos A Mexican American Border Patrol officer arrests a mojado a wetback who asks him a question that makes him confront his own history An artist whose paintings are rendered colorless by her abusive husband commits an act of vengeance and deliverance A soldier returns from Iraq and meditates on the fate of the tumbler pigeon he left behind Brief Eulogies are stories about communities people finding ways to survive their histories, addictions, fears hoping to reach a better place Will this be their last home, their last stop on the line or can they turn to each other and find redemption A mesmerizing storyteller, Mark Lyons, Director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project, weaves a collection of stories that reminds us how our lives can change in an instant, usually when we re not looking.

  • Title: Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines
  • Author: Mark Lyons
  • ISBN: 9780983918875
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines Descansos resting places are intimate memorials we glimpse at the edge of highways and rural roads that mark a place and moment of profound loss They are also testaments to what survives In his vibran

    Joy Stocke

    Nuanced, poetic, entertaining, thought provoking I ve been sharing this book with my friends and family.


    Kimberly Nagy

    As one of the publishers of Wild River Books, I admit I m biased, but this is a gem of a collection that grabbed me by the shoulders from my very first read of early manuscripts I cried out loud in one of the very first stories I read Maybe because within each of these wide ranging stories inspired by the shrines we usually pass by at 70 miles an hour, we feel how high the stakes are for all of us and in that same stroke, witness the raw wonder all around us And there is always somehow a hidden [...]


    Kathy

    Beautifully written stories of ordinary people, often in odd situations Some tend toward the grim and tragic, but are so well crafted and the characters so believably portrayed, that I didn t mind the pathos.



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