Last Year's Jesus
A Novella and Nine StoriesBook - 2002
The stories in this affecting debut collection are populated by the sober, self-effacing members of Detroits Polish-Catholic working class. Linked by place and characters, the stories create a world that feels both familiar and strange, where religion is a way of life, and traditions are carried down through the generations. But even this isolated community cannot remain immutable. In these wonderfully poignant and witty stories based on people and places she knows well, Ellen Slezak documents the colorful clash of young and old, of religious and secular, of traditional values and the temptations of the flesh. Like Winesburg, Ohio, Last Years Jesus creates a fully realized world teetering on the brink of change. Writing with tremendous empathy, warmth, and humor, Slezak brings to life the sights and sounds of a place she calls homea place readers wont soon forget.
Publisher: New York : Theia, c2002
Branch Call Number: FIC SLE
Characteristics: viii, 237 p. ; 22 cm