Characters Ô The Graybar Hotel: Stories

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Characters Ô The Graybar Hotel: Stories ↠ In this stunning debut collection Curtis Dawkins an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight even as they describe a harsh and barren existenceIn Curtis Dawkins’s first sIn this stunning debut collection Curtis Dawkins an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight even as they describe a harsh and barren existenceIn Curtis Dawkins’s first short story collection he offers a window into prison life through the eyes of his narrators and their cellmates Dawkins reveals the idiosyncrasies tedium and desperation of long term incarceration he describes men who struggle to keep their souls alive despite the challenges they face In. This collectio

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Ilk water sugar and hot sauce His characters are nuanced and sympathetic despite their obvious flaws The Graybar Hotel tells moving human stories about men enduring impossible circumstances Dawkins takes readers beyond the cells into characters’ pasts and memories and desires into the unusual bonds that form during incarceration and the strained relationships with family members on the outside He’s an extraordinary writer with a knack for metaphor and this is a powerful compilation of stories that gives voice to the experience of perhaps the most overlooked members of our socie. There are alre

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The Graybar Hotel Stories“A Human Number” a man spends his days collect calling strangers just to hear the sounds of the outside world In “573543” an inmate recalls his descent into addiction as his prison softball team gears up for an annual tournament against another unit In “Leche uemada” an inmate is released and finds freedom complex and baffling then he expected Dawkins’s stories are funny and sad filled with unforgettable detail the barter system based on calligraphy ink tattoos handmade cards and cigarettes; a single dandelion smuggled in from the rec yard; candy made from powdered m. 35 My attentio