Why Visit America

This is an America riven by dilemmas confronting so many of us, turned on its head by one of the most innovative voices of the moment.

Why Visit America

Author: Matthew Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526618400

Page: 368

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Welcome, dear visitor, to a proud and storied nation. When you put down this guidebook, look around you. A nation isn't land. A nation is people. Equal parts speculative and satirical, the stories in Matthew Baker's collection portray a world within touching distance of our own. This is an America riven by dilemmas confronting so many of us, turned on its head by one of the most innovative voices of the moment. Read together, these parallel-universe stories create a composite portrait of our true nature and a dark reflection of the world we live in.

Why Visit America

Equal parts speculative and satirical, the stories in Why Visit America form an exegesis of our current political predicament, while offering an eloquent plea for connection and hope.

Why Visit America

Author: Matthew Baker

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 125023719X

Page: 400

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Equal parts speculative and satirical, the stories in Why Visit America form an exegesis of our current political predicament, while offering an eloquent plea for connection and hope. The citizens of Plainfield, Texas, have had it with the broke-down United States. So they vote to secede, rename themselves America in memory of their former country, and happily set themselves up to receive tourists from their closest neighbor: America. Couldn’t happen? Well, it might, and so it goes in the thirteen stories in Matthew Baker’s brilliantly illuminating, incisive, and heartbreaking collection Why Visit America. The book opens with a seemingly traditional story in which the speculative element is extremely minimal—the narrator has a job that doesn’t actually exist—a story that wouldn’t seem much out of place in a collection of literary realism. From there the stories get progressively stranger: a young man breaks the news to his family that he is going to transition—from an analog body to a digital existence. A young woman abducts a child—her own—from a government-run childcare facility. A man returns home after committing a great crime, his sentence being that his memory—his entire life—is wiped clean. As the book moves from universe to universe, the stories cross between different American genres: from bildungsroman to rom com, western to dystopian, including fantasy, horror, erotica, and a noir detective mystery. Read together, these parallel-universe stories create a composite portrait of the true nature of the United States and a Through the Looking-Glass reflection of who we are as a country.

Comic Cavalcade 1942 12

[HE Young Amazon DALMA DEEPLY ENVIOUS. why SHOULDN'T I HAVE A
CHANCE TO GO TO AMERICA AND MEET HANDSOME MENA THE QUEEN
HAD BETTER PERMIT ME TO GO THEREQUEEN HIPPOLYTE, why YES, WE
You'RE ...

Comic Cavalcade  1942    12

Author: Joye Murchison

Publisher: DC Comics

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Page: 96

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While Wonder Woman is on Paradise Island showing films of her various exploits, one renegade Amazon escapes to the Man's World. She later captures Steve Trevor and Wonder Woman, then forces the Amazon Princess to return her to Reform Island.

Living and Working in America

Visa Waiver Nationals of certain countries can visit America under a temporary
Visa Waiver Pilot Program ( VWPP ) , including the citizens of Andorra , Argentina
, Australia , Austria , Belgium , Brunei , Denmark , Finland , France , Germany ...

Living and Working in America

Author: David Hampshire

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781901130614

Page: 512

View: 753

Fully updated and revised 4th edition. Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in the USA and the most up-to-date source of practical information available about everyday life. It's guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the American way of life, and, most importantly, will save you time, trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in America since it was first published in 1992, containing up to three times as much information as similar books!

American Appeal

with consequent ignorance and agony . EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS TO VISIT
AMERICA During the early fall months this country will be October and will be
able to give to the party but visited by a number of prominent European Social -
three ...

American Appeal

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An American in India

After dinner the son and I sat with Mr . N . R . Rao in his study and had a very long
talk about America . Mr . Rao wishes very much to visit America , and he told me
that he has been trying many months to get clearance . Why are there so many ...

An American in India

Author: Jay Saunders Redding

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 277

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Earth Sciences History

3 Indeed , American fossils , especially the Masand de Verneuil had just
completed their first geolog - todon and those of the ... The fact visit America . that
his grandfather had been a purser for Royal Navy Charles Lyell had at least as
much to ...

Earth Sciences History

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Ah Columbus

I have seen many of them who were against America change their stand after a
short period spent in the United States . As someone said , one should visit
America to see how great it is . Now , I am not puzzled when I see people , young
and ...

Ah  Columbus

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Contributed articles.

The Bulletin

out and About | THE ARTS – BOOKS — FOOD — TRAVEL — ABORIGINALITIES
THE PICTURESOUE AMERICAN ON WASTING NOT CUT - OUT ... At present
2,000,000 Americans go abroad each year, but only 600,000 people visit
America.

The Bulletin

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Nepal Press Report

Sino - American relations , which had remain : frozen for the past 22 years , have
taken a new turn with the visit to Peking of the ... A team of Chinese scient is ts
will tour America following the team of Chinese physicians now visiting America .

Nepal Press Report

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The Ancient American

... Wisconsin ' s Gottschall the Heavener Runestone proves that the Vikings did
indeed Site , on their way , most likely , to the abundant copper visit America . But
why they chose to leave their large ( 8 deposits of the Upper Great Lakes Region
 ...

The Ancient American

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The American Oxonian

He said it had been his hope and ambition for a long time to visit America . He
lives on an estate called , Spass - something , in Russia ( his words were hard to
understand ) , but spends a lot of time in Paris . Naturally , I asked him what he
was ...

The American Oxonian

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List of Rhodes scholars, 1904-1915: v.2 p. [145]-161. Vol. for 1934- include Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars and other Oxonians (called 1934-36, Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars).

Dialogue

The most common explanation about why Honecker met with Church leaders
and approved their requests is that he wanted an invitation to visit America . An
official visit would enhance his international prestige and help him obtain
additional ...

Dialogue

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A journal of Mormon thought.

Iron Trade Review

Sir Robert expresses a point of view which will be readily appreciated by many
Americans familiar with international iron ... After this should Mr. Kelly still doubt
my word , if he will give me the date and length of the supposed visit to America , I
 ...

Iron Trade Review

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Near East North Africa Report

The American newspaper CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR announces that
AmericanIsraeli relations have deteriorated because of the violent disputes
between the ... Arafat cancelled his visit to Jordan , and Begin may visit America
next fall .

Near East North Africa Report

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The Twentieth Century

To - day America has become the universal finishing school , and there are
institutionalized means for getting there . The old grand tour was at private
expense ; the visit to America is sponsored by Ford , Harkness , Carnegie ,
Rockefeller or ...

The Twentieth Century

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Ceramic Review

During the last few years , I have had occasion to visit America a number of times
, and been as bewildered , bedazzled and bemused as anybody else visiting that
extraordinary country . During the course of my last visit , standing in Chicago ...

Ceramic Review

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The Methodist Woman

But people in the God bless the young folks of East and also in the West expect
America ! ... It was indeed a great privilege to after I landed in the States in one I
would just like to add , my dear visit America , to learn from it how of the southern
 ...

The Methodist Woman

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The American Legion Monthly

The American representatives are seThe FIDAC is the big league of the lected by
the National Commander from ... They Sansanelli is expected to visit America
may secure there the addresses of the in May and a tour will be arranged for ...

The American Legion Monthly

Author: American Legion

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 640