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Get Out As Early As You Can (Scottish Urban Gothic) [Kindle Edition]

Barry Graham
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In this searing collection of stories, people try in various ways to escape the violence and depravity of urban Scotland.

A brutalized child rescues his sister in the only way he can imagine. An alienated, drug-addicted boxer fights to live and then lives to fight. A family man slashes faces for money. Lovers, killers, the desperate and the mad search for meaning, or someone to hold, or something to eat, in some of the meanest streets ever rendered in fiction.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 944 KB
  • Print Length: 165 pages
  • Publisher: Cracked Sidewalk Press (18 May 1992)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088H8P4A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #474,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Barry Graham is a novelist, journalist, poet and Zen monk from Glasgow, Scotland. He has been based in the U.S. since 1995, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of more than a dozen books and has written for a diversity of magazines and newspapers, including Harper's, Flaunt, Parabola, Nerve, PANK, The Big Click, Scottish Sunday Mail, Las Vegas Life, The Arizona Republic and Scotland on Sunday.

The Book of Man was an American Library Association best book of the year. The Wrong Thing was a Spinetingler Magazine best book of the year, and When It All Comes Down to Dust was a Mystery People best book of the year.

He was named one of "the great Buddhist bloggers" by Tricycle, and has written a book on Zen practice, Kill Your Self: Life After Ego, an Amazon Kindle bestseller in the Zen category. He is a teacher in The Sitting Frog Zen Sangha.

He witnessed two executions in Arizona, invited each time by the prisoner, an experience described in his collection of memoir and reportage, Why I Watch People Die.

Three of his novels and a collection of his stories have been translated into French and published by 13E Note Editions.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Master 10 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked up this collection on a dreary Sunday afternoon and before I knew it I'd read the lot in one sitting. Don't expect the beige mainstream; Graham has his own unique voice and passions. A lyrical, heart-felt master of the form. Do expect exceptional storytelling though--you won't be disappointed.
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Barry Graham's "Get Out As Early As You Can" is an exceptionally strong collection of short stories illustrating the darker side of the human condition. Graham's particular brand of descriptive imagery is always powerful, and he brings an obvious mastery of this skill to this early effort. In the title story, he shocks the reader with the brutality of his images about a small boy in a disastrously dysfunctional household. However, Graham is also able to use this technique to show images of beauty that can be equally as startling, as in "Quartet", a collection about an unusual type of love affair. The other tales,especially "Wednesday Night", "Good Friday" and "The Killer" are delightful combinations of these two devices that he has used so well in his other works such as "Before", and "Of Darkness and Light". In short, this is a thoroughly enjoyable effort from an author who is exceptionally good at combining elements of the desperate and the sublime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Master 10 Feb 2013
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I picked up this collection on a dreary Sunday afternoon and before I knew it I'd read the lot in one sitting. Don't expect the beige mainstream; Graham has his own unique voice and passions. A lyrical, heart-felt master of the form. Do expect exceptional storytelling though--you won't be disappointed.
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