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Title:
Impossible owls : essays
Author:
Phillips, Brian, 1976- author.
Uniform Title:
Essays. Selections
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018]
Physical Description:
334 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary:
In his highly anticipated debut essay collection, Impossible Owls, Brian Phillips demonstrates why he's one of the most iconoclastic journalists of the digital age, beloved for his ambitious, off-kilter, meticulously reported essays that read like novels. The eight essays assembled here--five from Phillips's Grantland and MTV days, and three new pieces--go beyond simply chronicling some of the modern world's most uncanny, unbelievable, and spectacular oddities (though they do that, too). Researched for months and even years on end, they explore the interconnectedness of the globalized world, the consequences of history, the power of myth, and the ways people attempt to find meaning. He searches for tigers in India, and uncovers a multigenerational mystery involving an oil tycoon and his niece turned stepdaughter turned wife in the Oklahoma town where he grew up. Through each adventure, Phillips's remarkable voice becomes a character itself--full of verve, rich with offhanded humor, and revealing unexpected vulnerability.
Language:
English
Contents:
Out in the great alone -- Sea of crises -- Lost highway -- The little gray wolf will come -- Man-eaters -- In the dark: science fiction in small towns -- Once and future queens -- But not like your typical love story.
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ISBN:
9780374175337
Format :
Book

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