The Same Terrible Storm Sheldon Lee Compton
  • Title: The Same Terrible Storm
  • Author: Sheldon Lee Compton
  • ISBN: 1397809847
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Same Terrible Storm Sheldon Lee Compton The Same Terrible Storm The Same Terrible Storm introduces us to a fierce and lyrical writer who in his depiction of contemporary Appalachian life is equal parts uncompromising and compassionate and able to eerily channel
    The Same Terrible Storm introduces us to a fierce and lyrical writer who, in his depiction of contemporary Appalachian life, is equal parts uncompromising and compassionate, and able to eerily channel a wide spectrum of distinctive voices coal miners, musicians, pill poppers, snake handlers, writers, marijuana farmers, brutal men and complicated women, knowing children andThe Same Terrible Storm introduces us to a fierce and lyrical writer who, in his depiction of contemporary Appalachian life, is equal parts uncompromising and compassionate, and able to eerily channel a wide spectrum of distinctive voices coal miners, musicians, pill poppers, snake handlers, writers, marijuana farmers, brutal men and complicated women, knowing children and dangerous elders all of them filled with yearning, all of them inextricably bound to their time and place An extraordinary debut collection K L Cook, Author of Love Songs for the Quarantined and Last Call
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    About Sheldon Lee Compton


    1. Sheldon Lee Compton is a short story writer, novelist, and poet from Eastern Kentucky He is the author of the short story collections The Same Terrible Storm Foxhead Books, 2012 and Where Alligators Sleep Foxhead Books, 2014 the novel Brown Bottle Bottom Dog Press, 2016 and the collaborative poetry chapbook Podunk Lore, part of the Lantern Lit series Dog On a Chain Press, 2018 In 2012, he was a finalist for both the Gertrude Stein Fiction Award and the Still Fiction Award His writing has been nominated for the Thomas and Lillian Chaffin Award, the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and has been cited in Best Small Fictions 2015 and Best Small Fictions 2016 He lives in Kentucky with his wife, the photographer Heather McCoy, and their two children, Tyler Lee and Natalie Grace.


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    1. My mother was born in Hatchett Holler in a house barely larger than a shack, now 70 years later dangerously leaning and bereft of paint I come from the world of tent revivals and singings where simple folk and their homes, nature, God and medication played the leading roles Actually, I ve just come back from that same place from Sheldon Lee Compton s The Same Terrible Storm.Told mostly in male first person or third person narratives although there are a few surprises, such as Place of Birth told [...]

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    2. Sheldon Lee Compton is the definition of what Faulkner meant when he described the closeness between the short story writer and the poet, saying, the short story the most demanding form after poetry A story like The Son of a Man in THE SAME TERRIBLE STORM isn t so much a story as it is prose poetry Compton doesn t write paragraphs, but rather indented stanzas The preacher is a vapor, easing through the aisles, touching the shoulders of a woman, meeting the lost gaze of a man holding a hymn book [...]

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    3. In short, Sheldon Lee Compton is a master class short story writer Every sentence of his prose is gorgeous without being overworked and reaches out to the reader with an electric jolt This is raw, thrumming, thrashing, breathing and biting storytelling I have no doubt that the pieces in this collection will one day be taught in college fiction writing classes If you want to know what a real short story looks like, sounds like and feels like pick up Compton s The Same Terrible Storm now.

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    4. The fierce poetry of these stories seems not so much written as chiseled out of the hard Kentucky ridges that SLC calls home A must read if you are a fan of Breece D J Pancake The final image of Intruder a story which imagines the final day of Pancake s life is as powerful and haunting as anything I ve read I m not sure what makes these East Kentucky West Virginia boys so good maybe it s a little coal in the blood.

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    5. This beautiful book of stories is like an unofficial sequel to the movie Days of Thunder, except not at all Sheldon Lee Compton is like a living, breathing John Cougar Mellencamp song minus guitars and hand claps but with much better stories.

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    6. Here s the beginning of Sheldon Lee Compton s story Fight I take my Case knife and cut another IV tube All that juice pops loose, flows steady onto the bed sheets The last of whatever they were giving me moves warm like a fever through my vein, comes flapping out of the tube from the bend in my arm I lay back and start waiting This is getting to be less and less fun.Don t know about you, but might as well reel me in a fillet me because that is one hell of a hook stuck in my gullet And that is ju [...]

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    7. This collection of short stories is a study in the potential of the form to tell a profound form of truth The language of this author is as twisty, unrelenting and gorgeous as the Appalachian geography of the stories setting, nearly every line startling in its unsentimental poetry Every story delivers a beautiful, heartbreaking punch in the stomach These are characters born into a hard world, as tough as the land they live on as in this description of a young farmworker He s just a boy, but big [...]

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    8. Halfway through this and already I d like to go back to the first story, start again just for the pure pleasure of it I ll have much to say about this one but man, call it grit or Appalachian lit or Southern lit or whatever you like, there s a resonance here that goes wide and deep Update start to finish, has to be one of my most pleasurable reading experiences this year Can t wait to see from Sheldon.

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    9. This is a brilliant book by Sheldon Compton, one of our finest short story writers in the independent publishing world I was fortunate enough to interview Shel Lil Joe at the Lit Pub thelitpub featured books t I wish this author all the fortune in the world.

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    10. A good hit I really like Compton s work and this collection his first illustrates why Each story is like a quick, solid punch first you feel them on your skin as they knock the wind out of you then the ache spreads to your insides Indie lit offers the chance to read some excellent work Mr Compton proves that.

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    11. There are at least two ways that I enjoy a book One is the story itself The other is the artistry of the prose Sheldon Lee Compton is excellent at both, but in my view he is outstanding in the latter Some of his paragraphs are perfectly woven artworks.

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    12. Strong debut I appreciated the imaginative structure of each story and his infusion of the word bent bending as a repeating action Very good.

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    13. This collection of short stories is a study in the potential of the form to tell a profound form of truth The language of this author as twisty, unrelenting and gorgeous as the Appalachian geography of the stories setting, nearly every line startling in its unsentimental poetry Every story delivers a beautiful, heartbreaking punch in the stomach These are characters born into a hard world, as tough as the land they live on as in this description of a young farmworker He s just a boy, but big as [...]

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