Paper Garden and Other Stories
8 x 5
For Mature Readers
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Jerome Wilson's short stories embody the finest of the Southern
Gothic tradition. Each story depicts a slice of life, examining the
normal family as a dysfunctional unit against the backdrop of societal
norms. Like Shirley Jackson, Wilson skewers the traditional life
America has seemingly outgrown through an exploration of family
gatherings centered on birth, holidays, and death.
Experience life with poignant characters ranging from oddball to
deeply dysfunctional. Wilson's bemused, tragic eye looks without
blanching at family life and its persistent hopes and dreams in the
face of such obstacles as ignorance and poverty. Each character you meet has his or her own strength to not only survive to overcome and thrive. They all have something to say in their own way. Wilson's stories walk down the dusty dirt roads of a fading South taking you along and introducing you to the neighbors along the roadside.
Jerome Wilson now adds his distinctive voice to the Southern
literature's grand tradition of unique and powerful characters,
observed through a lens of sharp humor.