"Visigoth" is a portrait of the American male -- gritty, violent, and fascinating. The protagonists in this collection of stories come from all walks of life -- hockey players, middle managers, political hopefuls, and wayward husbands -- but all share a tendency to turn towards violence when life begins spinning out of control. In "The Flyweight," an all-star high-school wrestler struggles with his own success and the expectations of others when he begins hearing voices after a schizophrenic breakdown. "Visigoth," the title ...

Visigoth 2006, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9781571310514

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