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Eating Mississippi by Scott Ely
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Livingston Press (AL)
ISBN 1931982635 ISBN13 9781931982634
Availability 0 units.
More About Scott Ely
Scott Ely was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved at an early age to Jackson, Mississippi where he received his MA in English from the University of Mississippi. Later he received an MFA from the University of Arkansas. He now teaches fiction writing at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Ely has published two novels, Starlight and Pit Bull, with Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Penguin. He has published two collections of short stories: Overgrown with Love from The University of Arkansas Press and The Angel of the Garden from The University of Missouri Press. One of his stories has been included in New Stories from the South. A story will be included in a forthcoming University of Georgia Press anthology, After O'Conner: Contemporary Georgia Stories. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and a Rockefeller Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy.
Scott Ely lived in Rock Hill Rock Hill, in the state of South Carolina. Scott Ely died in 2013.
Reviews - What do customers think about Eating Mississippi?
Scott Ely has written the perfect ending Apr 17, 2006
Scott Ely's characters are not quite right. There is a line in an old Neil Young song: "Your Cadillac has got a wheel in the ditch and wheel on the track." Scott Ely's characters are like that. They are situated in the world, but they don't quite fit. They have jobs. They play tennis. They have friends. From the outside, they appear to fit (sort of). But they have this strange interiority. It is this odd and densely human interiority that lights up Ely's books and stories.
I like everything Ely has written. Although I am a big fan of Pitbull, I think Eating Mississippi may be his best book yet. As this unlikely group travels the river they are transformed and transform one another. As the story draws to a close, you will try hard to imagine how it will end. I won't spoil it for you, but let me just say: Scott Ely has written the perfect ending. It is a great story with a perfect, and I mean perfect, ending. Enjoy.