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February 28, 2007
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Collected Fiction of Michael Martone

In this one volume, readers have access to the two decades of Hoosier mythology created by Michael Martone, one of Indiana's most recognized voices. This book collects work from Martone's first five books: Alive and Dead in Indiana, Safety Patrol, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List (IUP, 1990, 1992), Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, and Seeing Eye. Virtually all of the stories in this "double-wide" collection speak to the Hoosier experience and imagination. Places like Martone's hometown of Fort Wayne, as well as Peru, Elkhart, and Indianapolis, and narrators such as Colonel Sanders, Alfred Kinsey, and James Dean's high school English teacher all come to life with the author's trademark blend of irreverent humor and incisive reality.

About the Author

Michael Martone is Professor of English at the University of Alabama–Tuscaloosa. He is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone, two collections of fiction, The Flatness and Other Landscapes and Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art, and six edited volumes. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


"Double-wide is a must not only for Hoosier readers, but also anyone interested in exploring Indiana's cultural landscape."—The Indianapolis Star

"Michael Martone's short fiction combines remarkable originality with a keen eye, deadpan humor, and an amused, massively knowledgeable obsession with his native Indiana. What a pleasure, to have these sparklers from all over the American scene collected in one volume!"—John Barth
Indiana University Press

9780253218902 : double-wide-martone
Paperback / softback
392 Pages
$22.95 USD

Other Titles by Michael Martone

A Flame Called Indiana

Doug Paul Case, with contributions by Kaveh Akbar, Dason Anderson, Noah Baldino, Bryce Berkowitz, Joe Betz, Callista Buchen, Steve Castro, Su Cho, C.L. Clark, Tia Clark, Nandi Comer, Paul Cunningham, Mitchell L.H. Douglas, M.A. Dubbs, L...
Aug 2023 - Indiana University Press
$20.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Winesburg, Indiana

edited by Michael Martone, Zachary Tyler Vickers, edited by Bryan Furuness, William O'Rourke, with contributions by Valerie Sayers, CJ Hribal, Roxane Gay, Robin Black, Andrew Hudgins, Lee Martin, Kelcey Ervick Parker, Gregory Schwipps,...
Jul 2015 - Indiana University Press
$17.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Not Normal, Illinois

edited by Michael Martone, with contributions by Max Apple, Joel Brouwer, Robert Coover, Robert Day, Rikki Ducornet, Stuart Dybek, Mark Ehling, Louise Erdrich, Robin Hemley, Lily Hoang, Laird Hunt, Sandy Huss, Lily James, Janet Kauffman...
Aug 2009 - Indiana University Press
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in FICTION / Literary

Pilgrims of the Upper World

Jamieson Findlay
Nov 2023 - University of New Orleans Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Counting House

Gary Sernovitz
Nov 2023 - University of New Orleans Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback

One Poor Scruple

Josephine Ward, introduction by Julia Meszaros, Bonnie Lander Johnson
Aug 2023 - The Catholic University of America Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback