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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Short Stories (single author)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:148
  • Format:Soft Cover

Riding the Dog

Nine Bus Stories

by Sybil Rosen

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Overview

Riding the Dog is a collection of nine short stories that all take place on a Greyhound bus! Strangers collide in cramped spaces. Secrets are told to nameless seatmates in the dark in the middle of the night. Refugees, runaways, ghost chasers, blind men, and one cat fill the seats of your imagination and take you with them on their journeys towards or away from their lives. Riding the Dog is a collection of nine short stories that all take place on a Greyhound bus! What happens when strangers collide in cramped spaces? What secrets are told to nameless seatmates in the dark of the bus in the middle of the night. Two strangers exchange trinkets, unaware of a past that links them. A woman crisscrosses the country looking for her brother who disappeared in New York City on September 11th. A drunken musician loses his most treasured possession on a deserted West Texas highway. Enter a often-invisible world of travelers, bus drivers, and ticket agents. Get a glimpse of a different America as these stories reveal the refugees, runaways, ghost chasers, soldiers and blind men who take to the highways going towards or away from their lives.

Description

Riding the Dog is a collection of nine short stories that all take place on a Greyhound bus! Strangers collide in cramped spaces. Secrets are told to nameless seatmates in the dark in the middle of the night. Refugees, runaways, ghost chasers, blind men, and one cat fill the seats of your imagination and take you with them on their journeys towards or away from their lives. Riding the Dog is a collection of nine short stories that all take place on a Greyhound bus! What happens when strangers collide in cramped spaces? What secrets are told to nameless seatmates in the dark of the bus in the middle of the night. Two strangers exchange trinkets, unaware of a past that links them. A woman crisscrosses the country looking for her brother who disappeared in New York City on September 11th. A drunken musician loses his most treasured possession on a deserted West Texas highway. Enter a often-invisible world of travelers, bus drivers, and ticket agents. Get a glimpse of a different America as these stories reveal the refugees, runaways, ghost chasers, soldiers and blind men who take to the highways going towards or away from their lives.

About the author

ybil Rosen is an international, award-winning, published novelist, playwright, and memoirist. Her novel for young readers Speed of Light was published by Atheneum (Simon & Schuster) in 1999. It won the 1999 Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers and was nominated for the 2000 Mark Twain Award. The novel was subsequently published in German by Verlag Urachhaus in 2001. A short story "Shannon" was included in the German anthology for teenagers Mensch Sucht Sinn and was translated into Spanish, Catalon, and Slovene. Rosen's plays have been produced world-wide. Her full-length play Brink of Devotion won the 1987 Berrilla Kerr Award and was a participant in the 1986 Sundance Playwriting Institute in Provo, Utah. Duet for Bear and Dog, a ten-minute play, was published in Take Ten: A Ten-Minute Play Anthology by Vintage Press in 1997 and has received over 200 productions around the world. Last of the Speckled Catfish was a finalist in the 2008 National Ten-Minute Play Contest. Her memoir of Texas music legend Blaze Foley, Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley, was published by The University of North Texas Press in 2008, #2 in their Live of Musicians Series. Riding the Dog is her first collection of short stories.


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