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by Joe Meno

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ISBN:
193607009X
Author:
Joe Meno
Category:
Pop Culture
Language:
English
Publisher:
Akashic Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 2010)
Pages:
280 pages
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1855 kb
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1745 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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Mr. Meno’s fiction pops with the energy of youth, its purity and hear. r. Meno has a finely tuned grasp of the fumblings-romantic, existential and otherwise, that make up the first twenty-five years of our lives. These playful, postmodern stories find the Chicago author’s artistry reinforced by illustrators who provide divergent perspectives on his prose.

Demons in the Spring book. Demons in the Spring is a collection of twenty short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits The Boy Detective Fails and Hairstyles of the Damned, with illustrations by twenty artists from the fine art, graphic art, and comic book worlds-Todd Baxter, Kelsey Brookes, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Nick Butcher, Steph Davidson, Evan Hecox, Kim Hiorthoy, Paul Demons.

Demons in the Spring is a collection of twenty short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits . a couple affected by a strange malady-a miniature city which has begun to develop in the young woman’s chest, these inventive stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, and unusual.

Demons in the Spring is a collection of twenty short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits The Boy Detective Fails and Hairstyles of the Damned, with illustrations by twenty artists from the fine art, graphic art, and comic book worlds-Todd Baxter, Kelsey Brookes, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Nick Butcher, Steph Davidson, Evan Hecox, Kim Hiorthoy, Paul Hornschemeier .

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Demons in the Spring. Meno’s best stories fuse together postmodern ideas with subjects that have concerned literature through the ages, such as love, heartbreak, death, and malaise. A police officer who has lost all connection to his wife and kids confronts a menacing black hole that is swallowing his city. A lonely widower finds comfort and distraction in his new pet, a tiny elephant that can detect death.

Demons in the Spring is a collection of twenty short stories by Chicago author Joe Meno. Released by Punk Planet books in 2008, with illustrations by twenty artists including Charles Burns, Archer Prewitt, Ivan Brunetti, Jay Ryan, Paul Hornschemeier, Anders Nilsen, Geoff McFedtridge, Kelsey Brookes, Kim Hiorthoy, Chris Uphues, Caroline Hwang, Rachell Sumpter, kozyndan, Evan Hecox, and Cody Hudson. Each of Meno's short stories explores depression, loneliness and insanity in the world.

Joe Meno writes with the energy, honesty, and emotional impact of the best punk rock. Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times. Fans of hard-boiled pulp fiction will particularly enjoy this novel.

The Boy Detective Fails (Punk Planet Books) by Meno, Joe (January 1, 2006) . Demons in the Spring was a finalist for The Story Prize in 2009.

The Boy Detective Fails (Punk Planet Books) by Meno, Joe (January 1, 2006) Paperback 0. (Will be shipped from US. Brand new copy. After attending Columbia College Chicago, Meno spent time working as a flower delivery truck driver and art therapy teacher at a juvenile detention center.

Demons in the Spring.

Demons in the Spring is a collection of twenty short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits The Boy Detective Fails and Hairstyles of the Damned, with.

Demons in the Spring is a collection of twenty short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits The Boy Detective Fails and Hairstyles of the Damned, with illustrations by twenty artists from the fine art, graphic art, and comic book worlds-Todd Baxter, Kelsey Brookes, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Nick Butcher, Steph Davidson, Evan Hecox, Kim Hiorthoy, Paul Hornschemeier

"An inspired collection of 20 stories, brilliant in its command of tone and narrative perspective...Creativity and empathy mark the collection . . . Illustrations enhance the already vivid storytelling."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Spanning worlds, generations, cultures and environments, each of Meno's short stories in this stellar collection explores depression, loneliness and insanity in the world . . ."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Eclectic, funny, constantly surprising—these are the things a short story collection should be allowed to be, and Joe Meno's Demons in the Spring absolutely is . . . a rich, unforgettable stew of a book."--Dave EggersThe limited-edition hardcover of Demons in the Spring was a finalist for the 2009 Story Prize, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2008, a Time Out Chicago Best Book of 2008, and it drew starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. It is a collection of twenty short stories with illustrations by twenty artists from the fine art, graphic art, and comic book worlds.Joe Meno is the best-selling author of five novels, including the smash hits Hairstyles of the Damned and The Boy Detective Fails (both published by Akashic Books), and two story collections. He was the winner of the 2003 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction and is a professor of creative writing at Columbia College in Chicago.
  • Braendo
If you've never read Joe Meno. Pick this up. His style, word, choice, and content are amazing. This book made me want to stop writing because I don't think I'll ever write as well as him, but at the same time it made me never want to put down my pen again because I want to write as well as him. I am in love.
  • Ceroelyu
"Demon's in the Spring" is f-ing phenomenal. I was already in love with Joe Meno's "The Boy Detective Fails" and its absolute wonderfulness (a classic of his and a must read of all his works) but while reading "Demon's in the Spring," I was really humbled to see Mr. Meno take it up a notch from his already amazingly imaginative and unique writing.

Each short story is well developed and has the same amount of heart (if not more) as his longer works (which significantly influenced how much pleasure I took in reading them). The stories are rich and light at the same time, and even more importantly, each is vastly different, showing just how far Meno has stretched his imagination and ours as the reader. One story is even about a miniature elephant! Meno continues to perfect his ability to break and mend my heart in the same instance. A few of the stories left me wiping tears from my face before I could continue to the next one. I cannot express enough how much appreciation, admiration, and love I have for Joe Meno's writing. His intensely direct and spacious style may not be for everyone, but if your heart needs touched and your imagination needs hugged in a new way, don't hesitate to read this book.
  • Gom
David Eggers' gushing blurb tipped me to read this, but almost every story read like an exercise. The themes are quite diverse, but none felt inspired, as one story takes a poke at some little corner of historical trivia (the bank robbery that gave rise to the term "Stockholm Syndrome,", or a voyage into the creepy, or an highly contrived spookiness (a cop who belongs to the Kiss Army watches a black hole swallow much of his dingy little city). The writing would best thrill teenagers, who would enjoy the weird, and would not be as vulnerable to being annoyed at the lack of insight/sympathy into the characters sketched.
  • Dagdalas
best collection of short stories I've ever read. amazing voice. will absolutely need to pick up more of his work.
  • ARE
Middle class suburban magic surealism. Characters are interesting without being overdrawn. They are familiar yet none are stereotypes.
  • Rarranere
Got to go with Ryan Jude on this one. Already a big fan of Meno, but was not at all let down by this book.