Feb 21, 2020
Children of Strangers: Stories
Posted by Anthony Bukoski

The twelve stories in Bukoski s third collection are both a dirge and an homage to a passing way of life for the East End neighborhood of Superior, Wisconsin Hurry, our closing is imminent, a priest in the single remaining Catholic church exhorts a Polish migr seaman at the start of a confession Without a spiritual or economic focus, Superior s Polish American resideThe twelve stories in Bukoski s third collection are both a dirge and an homage to a passing way of life for the East End neighborhood of Superior, Wisconsin Hurry, our closing is imminent, a priest in the single remaining Catholic church exhorts a Polish migr seaman at the start of a confession Without a spiritual or economic focus, Superior s Polish American residents create new places to worship in a roadside confessional manned by an entrepreneurial junkman, deep below the city s streets in the basement of middle aged twin spinsters, in a seedy lakeshore cafe where reports of a long sleeping youngster create a neighborhood tourist attraction.Despite their failures and the crumbling of their world, Bukoski s characters survive with wry humor, dignity, and grace.

  • Title: Children of Strangers: Stories
  • Author: Anthony Bukoski
  • ISBN: 9780870743504
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Children of Strangers Stories The twelve stories in Bukoski s third collection are both a dirge and an homage to a passing way of life for the East End neighborhood of Superior Wisconsin Hurry our closing is imminent a priest i

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    CVBF author for 2009 Bukoski is a grandson of Polish immigrants who currently in 1993 teaches literature, writing, and composition at UW Superior The Poles, Asians, and Native Americans polulation Bukoski s stories are all children of strangers caught between two cultures straining to fit into the larger alien community on the one hand and to maintain their ethinic identity in the face of its impending moral, psychologicalo, and spiritual decline on the other I am interested to hear Bukoski s ta [...]



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