Headlights on the Prairie
Essays on HomeBook - 2017
"In his third book, Robert Rebein pulls together a unified collection of narrative essays set largely on the high plains of western Kansas. He introduces readers to a world of feedlot cowboys, stock car drivers, and young boys dreaming of basketball glory, while also providing glimpses into a darker side: damaged young men returning home from war, long-haul truckers addicted to crystal meth, the sadly heroic residents of a nursing home bearing the euphemistic name Manor of the Plains. Each chapter tells its own story, while each story advances the overarching narrative of a native son growing up in, leaving, and ultimately returning to the place that formed him as a writer and a person"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 
Branch Call Number: 978.176 REB
Characteristics: 174 pages ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
These essays bring a storyteller’s gifts to life’s dramas, large and small. Moments of singular grace and grit encapsulate the lives of feedlot cowboys, long-haul truckers, and farm kids dreaming of basketball glory.
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