Lyrical, violent, and surprisingly passionate, "Skels" is an inventive yet realistic portrait of the urban underworld from a paramedic's point of view. The story is based on an unusual idea: What would happen if the ambulance world was permeated with the works of past authors, and the homeless patients (the "skels") carried the consciousness of the writers? What would a paramedic do if she met a great poet, dirty and covered with lice, and was granted the chance to save him -- not from dying but from his own life? A funny, ...

Skels 2004, Soft Skull Press

ISBN-13: 9781932360257

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