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  1. Melki Melki says:

    I consider myself a Nordan fan, but this collection of stories was terribly disappointing They meandered around a bit but essentially went nowhere Even side show freaks and eunuchs running amuck couldn t make these tales memorable Sigh.


  2. Kristina Kristina says:

    I was on an all girl football team that was muchfun than this.


  3. Nathaniel Nathaniel says:

    Often, to me, Nordan feels like a guilty pleasure, like the Phantom Tollbooth or something pitched far below an adult reading level But thenhis timing is too flawless, his characters too lovingly and believably drawn, his dialect too memorable and his bizarreness too unexpected for me to give him the gold star of good subway reading and move on He might actually be a good writer John Thomas Bird and The All Girl Football Team are the obvious success stories of the collection and Often, to me, Nordan feels like a guilty pleasure, like the Phantom Tollbooth or something pitched far below an adult reading level But thenhis timing is too flawless, his characters too lovingly and believably drawn, his dialect too memorable and his bizarreness too unexpected for me to give him the gold star of good subway reading and move on He might actually be a good writer John Thomas Bird and The All Girl Football Team are the obvious success stories of the collection and The Farmers Daughter is the fumble.I can t tell yet what portion of the enjoyment I get from this man s stories comes from the fact that I have now read four novels worth of his effort to create one, stable, well populated fictional counterpart to Yawknapawtapha county.Nordan focuses exclusively on the marginal, uneducated, strange, dysfunctional, innocent and lovable sort of folks that American novels are so agonizingly filled with But he does it better than any other American author that I have read He does it without constant self conscious and self congratulatory cultural and literary references and without deploying any wry, triumphant, hyper aware characters he is also not burdened with an agenda at least his agenda doesn t seem to go beyond hoping that his readers will become less condemning of gender confused young men.If you don t like the two stories I singled out above, don t bother reading anything else by Nordan If you do enjoy them, he has filled hundreds and hundreds of pages with material you might have trouble defending your taste for


  4. Roz Milner Roz Milner says:

    Something of a mixed bag of short fiction, Lewis Nordan s The All Girl Football Team is a slim volume of stories about the south Taken as a whole, it s an uneven and slightly off kilter collection, with the individual stories ranging from decent to good Several of them, including this collection s two best stories the title story and Sugar Among the Chickens take place in Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, a small town that s something like a Lynch movie a trailer of dwarfs next door, Episcopali Something of a mixed bag of short fiction, Lewis Nordan s The All Girl Football Team is a slim volume of stories about the south Taken as a whole, it s an uneven and slightly off kilter collection, with the individual stories ranging from decent to good Several of them, including this collection s two best stories the title story and Sugar Among the Chickens take place in Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, a small town that s something like a Lynch movie a trailer of dwarfs next door, Episcopalians roaming around the country in a van and a mom who invents lives for models in a Sears catalogue These are the most off center of Nordan s stories and they re all slightly connected, with references often getting repeated between stories perhaps a draft of a novel These stories are the best part of this book, showing Nordan s gift for mixing the absurd with the dark there are odd stories that flip from being funny to depressing without changing a beat.The rest of the book isn t quite as good, though, and keeps this from getting a higher rating Not really recommended, but you could do worse when looking for a short story collection


  5. Rich Gamble Rich Gamble says:

    The first half of this collection focuses on the adventures of southern junior Sugar Mecklin while the second is made up of varied stories each with its own set of characters Some of the Sugar stories were a bit boring but otherwise Nordan managed to make me grin, snigger and feel physically grossed out as I made my way through this slender volume Essential stories are John Thomas Bird and of course The All Girl Football Team not just a ripper title but so arresting I had a dream about it The first half of this collection focuses on the adventures of southern junior Sugar Mecklin while the second is made up of varied stories each with its own set of characters Some of the Sugar stories were a bit boring but otherwise Nordan managed to make me grin, snigger and feel physically grossed out as I made my way through this slender volume Essential stories are John Thomas Bird and of course The All Girl Football Team not just a ripper title but so arresting I had a dream about it the night after reading With a fair blend of unpredictability and harmony across the stories it s worthwhile tracking down despite its flaws


  6. David David says:

    Nordan reminds me of O Connor in this collection He knows that normal is only an idea, that everyone is a freak in some way and it is in examining that freakishness that the most universal aspects of humanity can be revealed All of these stories are very good, but Sugar Among the Chickens is almost brilliant The title alone The story is full of one hysterical line after another The story doesn t rely on them to work, but they make the story just that muchamazing I mean, where do yo Nordan reminds me of O Connor in this collection He knows that normal is only an idea, that everyone is a freak in some way and it is in examining that freakishness that the most universal aspects of humanity can be revealed All of these stories are very good, but Sugar Among the Chickens is almost brilliant The title alone The story is full of one hysterical line after another The story doesn t rely on them to work, but they make the story just that muchamazing I mean, where do you get lines like I had been fishing for an hour and still hadn t caught anything I was fishing for chickens Gold Absolute gold


  7. Eric Eric says:

    Short story collections are difficult for me since you should really rate them as a wholenot just one or two that stick out I loved a couple liked a few and didn t like one So I suppose that means I liked it I usually done care for short stories with a few exceptions I just want to read anything I can find by Mr Nordan.


  8. Tim Tim says:

    My friend Nathaniel Calhoun recommended this book, and I concur that it is a treasure The narrative detail of the stories reminds me of my brother Tom s work, and I hope that some of my speechies will use the story for competition pieces.


  9. Travis Gray Travis Gray says:

    The opening story, Sugar Among the Chickens , is amazing I would have to rank it among my favorite short stories of all time Very well written and very, very funny The remainder of the book, however, does not compare.


  10. Jeff Laughlin Jeff Laughlin says:

    The Sugar stories stand out far beyond the rest, and for good reason Still, this is a great collection.


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The All-Girl Football Team (Vintage Contemporaries) [Epub] ❤ The All-Girl Football Team (Vintage Contemporaries) By Lewis Nordan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Welcome to Arrow Catchet, Mississippi, a Delta town whose air is filled with innocence and ripe apples But to Sugar Mecklin, a young boy who is the central character in many of these marvelous stories Welcome to Arrow Catchet, Mississippi, a Delta town whose air is filled with innocence and ripe apples But to Sugar Mecklin, a young boy who is the central character in many of these marvelous stories, it is also a place where freaks grow like magic from the buckshot and gumbo, where eunuchs roam the Delta flatscape looking for Episcopalians Sugar s mother spends her days creating imaginary lives for models in her Sears and Roebuck catalog Daddy keeps a black suit The All-Girl PDF/EPUB ² with the words Rock n Roll Music spelled out in sequins on the back hidden in his closet Sugar searches for a way to grow up with dignity, and finds resources he never knew he had While fishing for chickens in the yard, he lands a rooser on his head instead My parents were proud of me They believed that a man who has worn a chicken on his head would never be a fool to geography or marriage or alcohol Lewis Nordan s magical, often sidesplittingly funny tales are triumphs of Southern storytelling.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format keeps a black suit The All-Girl PDF/EPUB ² with the words Rock n Roll Music spelled out in sequins on the back hidden in his closet Sugar searches for a way to grow up with dignity, and finds resources he never knew he had While fishing for chickens in the yard, he lands a rooser on his head instead My parents were proud of me They believed that a man who has worn a chicken on his head would never be a fool to geography or marriage or alcohol Lewis Nordan s magical, often sidesplittingly funny tales are triumphs of Southern storytelling."/>
  • Paperback
  • 125 pages
  • The All-Girl Football Team (Vintage Contemporaries)
  • Lewis Nordan
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 0394757017

About the Author: Lewis Nordan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLewis Nordan August , April , was an American writerNordan was born to Lemuel and Sara Bayles in Forest, Mississippi, grew up in Itta Bena, Mississippi He received his BA at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, his MA from Mississippi State University, and his PhD from Auburn University in Alabama In , at age forty five, Nordan published his first collection of stories, Welcome to the Arrow Catcher Fair The collection established him as a The All-Girl PDF/EPUB ² writer in the grotesque Southern tradition of William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, and Flannery O Connor It also established a place for Nordan s fiction, the fictional Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta based loosely on Nordan s hometown of Itta BenaAfter the short story collection The All Girl Football Team followed Music of the Swamp , a novel short story cycle featuring Nordan s spiritual alter ego, the young Sugar Mecklin, as the protagonist The book features aspects of magic realism that would become one of Nordan s trademarks, along with a peculiar mix of the tragic and the hilariousWolf Whistle , Nordan s second novel, was both a critical and public success It won the Southern Book Award and gained him a wider audience The book deals with one of the most notorious racial incidents in recent Southern history the murder of Emmett TillThe novel The Sharpshooter Blues is a lyrical meditation on America s gun culture, as well as another portrait of the grotesque lives in Itta Bena With the coming of age novel Lightning Song , Nordan moved from Itta Bena to the hill country of Mississippi The novel still features Nordan s magic Mississippi realism, complete with singing llamas and poetic lightning strikesIn , Nordan published a fictional memoir, Boy With Loaded GunBefore retiring in , Lewis Nordan lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he taught Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh.