Romance for Delinquents

Romance for Delinquents

Michael Wayne Hampton / Feb 17, 2020

Romance for Delinquents In stories that bring to mind Breece D J Pancake and Harry Crews but in a voice all their own Michael Wayne Hampton s characters fight the hard fight often facing a life and landscape as stubborn an

  • Title: Romance for Delinquents
  • Author: Michael Wayne Hampton
  • ISBN: 9781940876023
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • In stories that bring to mind Breece D J Pancake and Harry Crews, but in a voice all their own, Michael Wayne Hampton s characters fight the hard fight often facing a life and landscape as stubborn and unforgiving as a rusted engine bolt Told in voices that are remarkable for their authenticity, Hampton s people are memorable, his prose is lapidary in its precision, and hIn stories that bring to mind Breece D J Pancake and Harry Crews, but in a voice all their own, Michael Wayne Hampton s characters fight the hard fight often facing a life and landscape as stubborn and unforgiving as a rusted engine bolt Told in voices that are remarkable for their authenticity, Hampton s people are memorable, his prose is lapidary in its precision, and his stories are hard to forget Rob Roberge, author of The Cost of Living Michael Wayne Hampton is a born storyteller And that doesn t just mean he can spin a good yarn, the kind that keeps you ear stuck and tongue tied, listening hard He also has the storyteller s art of absolute authenticity, fidelity to hard knocked voices while writing prose that lifts and transcends, that fiercely proclaims that through the ugly, all of us are living some kind of beautiful Amber Sparks, author of May We Shed These Human Bodies These are bold, insistent stories of people dancing along the edges of epiphany and oblivion Hampton s America is ragged, dangerous, and utterly engaging Ian Stansel, author of Everybody s Irish

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      • Michael Wayne Hampton

        Michael Wayne Hampton is the author of three books His criticism, essays, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications such as Atticus Review, The Southeast Review, 3AM Magazine, and Fiction Southeast.In 2013 he won The Deerbird Novella Prize, and in 2012 his work was nominated for Best American Short Stories In the past he has been a Semi finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, and a Two time Finalist for the World s Best Short Short Story Contest.He grew up in the hills of eastern Kentucky, and received his BA in English from the University of Kentucky before earning his MFA in Writing from Spalding University.He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College where he has won, or been nominated for, several teaching and service awards.


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    1. Read 1/7/14 - 1/9/144 Stars - Strongly recommended to fans of shorties full of oddball, yet utterly familiar characters212 PagesPublisher: Fox Head BooksReleases: January 2014Love is for suckers. Or at least it sometimes feels that way, don't it? We've all fallen for the new, naive love that births a billion butterflies in our chest. But what about when it becomes an angry and unreciprocated love, the kind that forces those fluttery little creatures down, one by one, into your stomach, where the [...]


    2. This book is a collection of short stories from various regions of the United States that deal with the many layers, conflicts, and beauty of love. The author, Michael Wayne Hampton does an excellent job with fiction, infusing just enough truth from his own experiences into the fictional characters he crafts so lovingly. I like that his goal was to write a short story and he kept it to that vein. The meaning conveyed throughout many of the stories will leave the reader questioning long after the [...]


    3. Michael Wayne Hampton knows how to write stories, and specifically, he knows how to write a first sentence that will draw a reader in. Some of the first sentences in this collection are:"My first real love, Darlene, was bound to die in a car wreck." ("Rabbit Blood")"Israel Spurlock came out of his mama filled with the devil." ("The Baddest Man in Three Counties")These stories take you on a wild ride through tattoo shops, roadside carnivals, Salvation Army thrift stores--all the sad nowhere place [...]


    4. I'm not always a fan of short stories, but this little collection is a gem. I love the author's voice,style, and the passion that flies off the page for each set of characters. "Swimmers" is a story that I honestly believe has NEVER been told before, in any form. "A Long Line of Liars" should be read aloud by Garrison Keillor on a Saturday night; it would probably be his best tale of all time. "The Home for Wayward Celebrities" broke my heart and made me smile, but the one I can't get out of my [...]


    5. This short story collection by Michael Wayne Hampton came highly recommended to me by poet C.M.Keehl. She said that anything by Hampton was incredible, but Romance for Delinquents she described as "wowza". Now I am no expert, but that sounds like pretty high praise to me. The title of the book sounded like it would be right up my alley and I knew that I had to track down a copy for myself.Hampton's stories feature an array of different characters in wildly differing scenarios and stations in lif [...]


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