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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Steve Karas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


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-- Website -- https://steve-karas.com/
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Illinois Connection

Karas lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steve Karas is the author of ''Kinda Sorta American Dream''. His stories have also appeared in the short-fiction anthologies ''Friend.Follow.Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline'', ''Saudade'', and ''Road Story'', as well as literary journals like ''Necessary Fiction'', ''jmww'', ''Hobart'', ''WhiskeyPaper'', and ''Little Fiction''.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Kinda sorta American dream :
ISBN: 0996717501. OCLC Number: 940600406

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The author examines and reconfigures the core archetypes -- dot-com entrepreneurs, hard-striving immigrants, obsessive diner owners -- that haunt and dominate the American psyche. Their narratives, set against a parnorma that stretches from the ruins of post-2008 Detroit to the desparate paradise of suburban Florida, evoke the familar mythology of army bases, Manhattan high-rises, and Midwestern video stores. Yet these minimalist portraits are ambiguous and tinged with uncertainty.

Kinda sorta American dream :
ISBN: 9780996717502. OCLC Number: 940600406

. .

The author examines and reconfigures the core archetypes -- dot-com entrepreneurs, hard-striving immigrants, obsessive diner owners -- that haunt and dominate the American psyche. Their narratives, set against a parnorma that stretches from the ruins of post-2008 Detroit to the desparate paradise of suburban Florida, evoke the familar mythology of army bases, Manhattan high-rises, and Midwestern video stores. Yet these minimalist portraits are ambiguous and tinged with uncertainty.

Additional Title Information

Kinda Sorta American Dream: Collected Stories

, Tailwinds Press Enterprises LLC, 2015


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