Tell Everyone I Said Hi

Tell Everyone I Said Hi The world of Tell Everyone I Said Hi is geographically small but far from provincial in its portrayal of emotionally complicated lives With all the heartbreaking earnestness of a Wilco song these eig

  • Title: Tell Everyone I Said Hi
  • Author: Chad Simpson
  • ISBN: 9781609381264
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • The world of Tell Everyone I Said Hi is geographically small but far from provincial in its portrayal of emotionally complicated lives With all the heartbreaking earnestness of a Wilco song, these eighteen stories by Chad Simpson roam the small town playgrounds, blue collar neighborhoods, and rural highways of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky to find people who ve lost somThe world of Tell Everyone I Said Hi is geographically small but far from provincial in its portrayal of emotionally complicated lives With all the heartbreaking earnestness of a Wilco song, these eighteen stories by Chad Simpson roam the small town playgrounds, blue collar neighborhoods, and rural highways of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky to find people who ve lost someone or something they love and have not yet found ways to move forward Simpson s remarkable voice masterfully moves between male and female and adolescent and adult characters He embraces their helplessness and shares their sad, strange, and sometimes creepy slices of life with grace, humor, and mounds of empathy In Peloma, a steelworker grapples with his preteen daughter s feeble suicide attempts while the aftermath of his wife s death and the politics of factory life vie to hem him in The narrator of Fostering struggles to determine the ramifications of his foster child s past now that he and his wife are expecting their first biological child In just two pages, Let x negotiates the yearnings and regrets of childhood through mathematical variables and the summertime interactions of two fifth graders Poignant, fresh, and convincing, these are stories of women who smell of hairspray and beer and of landscapers who worry about their livers, of flooded basements and loud trucks, of bad exes and horrible jobs, of people who remain loyal to sports teams that always lose Displaced by circumstances both in and out of their control, the characters who populate Tell Everyone I Said Hi are lost in their own surroundings, thwarted by misguided aspirations and long buried disappointments, but fully open to the possibility that they will again find their way.

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    1. I haven't actually read this. I mean, I wrote it, and I've been reading from it lately to some groups of people, so I have held the thing in my hands, and I have to say: It's a lovely object. All of the words seem to be spelled correctly. The pages are in the right order. It's a short book, but it's absolutely filled with stories.

    2. There are some truly wonderful stories in this collection. I was particularly drawn to the two that centered on Peloma and her father. Their story is one filled with all the lost moments in between what should be said and what could never be put into words. What I love the most about the titled selection is Simpson's ability to trust the reader. Lonnie is a walking tragedy, and while he has the ability to see past the faces of others, he refuses to stare into that mirror. The scene at the bar, s [...]

    3. Another strong John Simmons Award-winning collection. The collection is a mix of flash fiction and "standard" length stories, and Simpson shows his chops in both forms. The book might suffer from a few too many shorts, however, because readers may not spend quite enough time on each story. And, with a collection of 18 stories, a few are bound to fall flat for some readers. I admire the way Simpson doesn't shy away from what some might consider sentimentality. He skirts the edges, certainly, but [...]

    4. I love how Chad Simpson writes about women and their feet/shoes and baseball and desire and sadness. I also love that he writes about Kentucky so often. His characters feel like people we all could know. And I love how he ends his stories. I LOVE THE ENDINGS SO MUCH. I really love "Tell Everyone I Said Hi" and "American Bulldog" and "Housecalls." "Housecalls" brings tears to my eyes. I still remember how I felt the v. first time I read the ending. I reallyreally love "The First Night Game At Wri [...]

    5. This collection is just tremendously good. From the first startling story to the last, with that amazing final paragraph, this book is a stunner. I very much love and appreciate that there are flash length stories included in the mix because Simpson is so adept at the shorter form. A beautiful collection and one to be studied.

    6. A very satisfying collection of stories in the dirty realism register this may as well be a linked collection (though it's not) of stories about being working class in the Upper Midwest. There are lots of pretty short stories here, a page or two, and then a handful of longer stories, and even two stories with recurring characters, dealing with a widowed dad and his daughter that maybe will someday be seen as Simpson's Saul and Patsy.I like what Simpson does in the very short stories, because may [...]

    7. Chad Simpson, "Tell Everyone I Said Hi", University of Iowa Press, ISBN-13: 978-1-60938-126-4, ISBN 1-60938-126-2Upon receiving this novel from the University of Iowa Press, I dove right in. From the cover -which is simple and holds one's attention because the cover photo looks like the building on the other side of town that you used to pass every day going to school - to the ending page, my attention was captured with his pen.Simpson's 'Tell Everyone I said Hi,' is a book that you can read ove [...]

    8. Tell Everyone I Said Hi by Chad Simpson is an excellent book. The book had settings that where places that I had lived as a child. The stories of the characters could have been my neighbors or friends or family. It was a delight to read. The stories are quick reads that leave you with the feeling that you have just talked to someone and they told you what happened yesterday. I received a book for free through First Reads.

    9. Stasis is everything in these stories. Characters wish to remain, wish to hold on to the way things are even as they know this is impossible. It's fulfilling to reach the end of a collection and have a theme echoed and amplified throughout so that it has reached a peak by the end. The title piece is the highlight of a solidly built set of stories.

    10. This was an interesting read. This was a collection of short stories about people with emotionally complicated lives. It was easy to be drawn into their fractured lives. As each story ended you were anxious to get on to the next. The author has a lot of insight into life's problems.

    11. Each story is different from the last, yet they add up to share a great glimpse of a raw and lovely part of the country. I loved the author's willingness to experiment with style as well.

    12. This is one of the best short stories collections I've ever read. The story fit so well together and each one made an impact. Fostering was probably my favorite in the collection. Read it you won't be disappointed!

    13. A book of quiet resolve and tiny epics. It felt a lot like going back to a hometown I haven't seen in a while.

    14. I liked the author's style of writing, but didn't care much for the content of these short stories. Is everyone in the Midwest depressed/repressed?

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