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Inhaltsangabe: On a slab that's all Katrina left of her Mississippi home, Tiger tells her story, and it is as American as Horatio Alger, Schwab's Pharmacy, and a tent revival. She was a stripper, but is she now a performance artist and best-selling author, and it is really Barbara Walters she's narrating this tale to? We're too dazzled to know more than that this is about how a girl ends up in the backwash of decadence and sin and how out of the flotsam and jetsam she might construct a story of herself and the South to carry her to salvation.Serial killers, preachers, and prison flower-arranging classes. Bikers, bad boyfriends, and a stripper who performed as a Trans Am. Tiger has seen it all and as she sits on her slab, identifying anecdotes as they go by, we witness Selah Saterstrom at her greatest--funny, bawdy, and steeped in the landscape and all the devastation it has created and absorbed.Selah Saterstrom is the author of the novels "The Pink Institution," "The Meat and Spirit Plan, " and "Slab," all published by Coffee House Press. She is also the author of "Tiger Goes to the Dogs," a limited edition letterpress project published by Nor By Press. Her prose, poetry, and interviews can be found in publications such as "The Black Warrior Review," "Postroad," "Tarpaulin Sky," "Fourteen Hills," and other places. She is the director of the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Denver and teaches and lectures throughout the United States.

Rezension: [Slab] brings up questions that are deeper than the comical nature of some of the tales, such as, "Do you believe in life after death?" . . . There is meaning to be taken from Slab. You simply have to find it in your own way, just as Tiger does. "Memphis Flyer""

["Slab"] brings up questions that are deeper than the comical nature of some of the tales, such as, "Do you believe in life after death?" . . . There is meaning to be taken from "Slab." You simply have to find it in your own way, just as Tiger does. "Memphis Flyer"
Bawdy, funny, and thought-provoking. . . deeply southern, very American, decadent and devastating. "BookRiot""

[Saterstrom has] a poet s ear for language and a comic s feel for timing. . . complicated, beautiful, whimsical, troubling, and heart-breaking. "Full-Stop"
[Slab is] absorbingly, concisely written . . . weirdly wonderful. "Library Journal"
Bawdy, funny, and thought-provoking. . . deeply southern, very American, decadent and devastating. "BookRiot"
Saterstrom s strength as an author is her ability to straddle this line between the colloquial and the academic while offering us a deeply flawed protagonist who is both compelling and tragic. "Volume 1 Brooklyn"
"Slab" is one of those novels that hits you fast and hard, that you finish in one sitting, gulping down like an ice-cold glass of water. "Weird Sister"
Saterstrom s narrators charm the reader with their mix of naivete, natural curiosity, and keen, intelligent observation. . . . The novel s stark and varied form also mimics a careful sleight of hand. "Atticus Reviews"
[Tiger] navigates the world around her with guile and intelligence, and each act or chapter adds facet-like depth and meaning. . . As "Slab" makes clear: in this world which daily hoists abuse and crisis and deprivation on our souls, there s still room for saving grace and experimental books that are a pleasure to read. "Southern Literary Review"
"Its subject matter will be familiar: Southern poverty, institutional misogyny, gun violence, Hurricane Katrina, the Confederate Flag, and most painfully, their amalgam wound. Its perspective, though, promises to be wholly new: Tiger is a ferocious protagonist whose spirit outgrows her circumstance so long as it s not stultified by weary traditions."Brazos Bookstore
Despite her kinetic prose and the variousness of her forms, Saterstrom s oeuvre is intelligent in its cohesion and destination. Brazos Bookstore
["Slab"] brings up questions that are deeper than the comical nature of some of the tales, such as, "Do you believe in life after death?" . . . There is meaning to be taken from "Slab." You simply have to find it in your own way, just as Tiger does. "Memphis Flyer""

..".From page one, the story takes off at a breakneck pace and proceeds with all the force of a hurricane.""NewPages"
[Saterstrom has] a poet s ear for language and a comic s feel for timing. . . complicated, beautiful, whimsical, troubling, and heart-breaking. "Full-Stop"
[Slab is] absorbingly, concisely written . . . weirdly wonderful. "Library Journal"
Bawdy, funny, and thought-provoking. . . deeply southern, very American, decadent and devastating. "BookRiot"
Saterstrom s strength as an author is her ability to straddle this line between the colloquial and the academic while offering us a deeply flawed protagonist who is both compelling and tragic. "Volume 1 Brooklyn"
"Slab" is one of those novels that hits you fast and hard, that you finish in one sitting, gulping down like an ice-cold glass of water. "Weird Sister"
Saterstrom s narrators charm the reader with their mix of naivete, natural curiosity, and keen, intelligent observation. . . . The novel s stark and varied form also mimics a careful sleight of hand. "Atticus Reviews"
[Tiger] navigates the world around her with guile and intelligence, and each act or chapter adds facet-like depth and meaning. . . As "Slab" makes clear: in this world which daily hoists abuse and crisis and deprivation on our souls, there s still room for saving grace and experimental books that are a pleasure to read. "Southern Literary Review"
"Its subject matter will be familiar: Southern poverty, institutional misogyny, gun violence, Hurricane Katrina, the Confederate Flag, and most painfully, their amalgam wound. Its perspective, though, promises to be wholly new: Tiger is a ferocious protagonist whose spirit outgrows her circumstance so long as it s not stultified by weary traditions."Brazos Bookstore
Despite her kinetic prose and the variousness of her forms, Saterstrom s oeuvre is intelligent in its cohesion and destination. Brazos Bookstore
["Slab"] brings up questions that are deeper than the comical nature of some of the tales, such as, "Do you believe in life after death?" . . . There is meaning to be taken from "Slab." You simply have to find it in your own way, just as Tiger does. "Memphis Flyer"
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"In her latest novel Selah Saterstrom confirms her status as one of America s premier narrative archaeologists. "Los Angeles Review"
The writing constantly swerves from the sensational to the sincere, which gives it resonance and, ultimately, makes the book so darn likeable. . . . Slab is a definite must-read. "NewPages"
..".From page one, the story takes off at a breakneck pace and proceeds with all the force of a hurricane.""NewPages"
[Saterstrom has] a poet s ear for language and a comic s feel for timing. . . complicated, beautiful, whimsical, troubling, and heart-breaking. "Full-Stop"
[Slab is] absorbingly, concisely written . . . weirdly wonderful. "Library Journal"
Bawdy, funny, and thought-provoking. . . deeply southern, very American, decadent and devastating. "BookRiot"
Saterstrom s strength as an author is her ability to straddle this line between the colloquial and the academic while offering us a deeply flawed protagonist who is both compelling and tragic. "Volume 1 Brooklyn"
"Slab" is one of those novels that hits you fast and hard, that you finish in one sitting, gulping down like an ice-cold glass of water. "Weird Sister"
Saterstrom s narrators charm the reader with their mix of naivete, natural curiosity, and keen, intelligent observation. . . . The novel s stark and varied form also mimics a careful sleight of hand. "Atticus Reviews"
[Tiger] navigates the world around her with guile and intelligence, and each act or chapter adds facet-like depth and meaning. . . As "Slab" makes clear: in this world which daily hoists abuse and crisis and deprivation on our souls, there s still room for saving grace and experimental books that are a pleasure to read. "Southern Literary Review"
"Its subject matter will be familiar: Southern poverty, institutional misogyny, gun violence, Hurricane Katrina, the Confederate Flag, and most painfully, their amalgam wound. Its perspective, though, promises to be wholly new: Tiger is a ferocious protagonist whose spirit outgrows her circumstance so long as it s not stultified by weary traditions."Brazos Bookstore
Despite her kinetic prose and the variousness of her forms, Saterstrom s oeuvre is intelligent in its cohesion and destination. Brazos Bookstore
["Slab"] brings up questions that are deeper than the comical nature of some of the tales, such as, "Do you believe in life after death?" . . . There is meaning to be taken from "Slab." You simply have to find it in your own way, just as Tiger does. "Memphis Flyer"
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"The Volta, " Books of 2015" picked by Laura Mullen
Praise for Selah Saterstrom
Brutal but also deeply lyrical, Saterstrom s beautiful novel paints a portrait of a family wracked by its own dysfunction and held fast by a place that has never fully recovered since the day the Civil War beganthe day known, as the book tellingly reminds us, as Ruination Day. "Publishers Weekly"
In her latest novel Selah Saterstrom confirms her status as one of America s premier narrative archaeologists. "Los Angeles Review"
The writing constantly swerves from the sensational to the sincere, which gives it resonance and, ultimately, makes the book so darn likeable. . . . Slab is a definite must-read. "NewPages"
[Slab is] absorbingly, concisely written . . . weirdly wonderful. "Library Journal"
[Saterstrom has] a poet s ear for language and a comic s feel for timing. . . complicated, beautiful, whimsical, troubling, and heart-breaking. "Full-Stop"
Bawdy, funny, and thought-provoking. . . deeply southern, very American, decadent and devastating. "BookRiot"
Saterstrom has created a novel told in several genres. . . . if you like something a bit unusual, and you appreciate new approaches to storytelling, this may be the tale for you. "Georgia Review"
Saterstrom s narrators charm the reader with their mix of naivete, natural curiosity, and keen, intelligent observation. . . . The novel s stark and varied form also mimics a careful sleight of hand. "Atticus Review"
[Tiger] navigates the world around her with guile and intelligence, and each act or chapter adds facet-like depth and meaning. . . As Slab makes clear: in this world which daily hoists abuse and crisis and deprivation on our souls, there s still room for saving grace and experimental books that are a pleasure to read. "Southern Literary Review"
Slab is one of those novels that hits you fast and hard, that you finish in one sitting, gulping down like an ice-cold glass of water. " Weird Sister"
Saterstrom s strength as an author is her ability to straddle this line between the colloquial and the academic while offering us a deeply flawed protagonist who is both compelling and tragic. "Vol. 1 Brooklyn"
From page one, the story takes off at a breakneck pace and proceeds with all the force of a hurricane. "NewPages"
Its subject matter will be familiar: Southern poverty, institutional misogyny, gun violence, Hurricane Katrina, the Confederate Flag, and most painfully, their amalgam wound. Its perspective, though, promises to be wholly new: Tiger is a ferocious protagonist whose spirit outgrows her circumstance so long as it s not stultified by weary traditions. Brazos Bookstore
Offbeat. Comic. Bawdy. Savage. Moving. "Lively Arts"
[Slab] brings up questions that are deeper than the comical nature of some of the tales, such as, Do you believe in life after death? . . . There is meaning to be taken from Slab. You simply have to find it in your own way, just as Tiger does. "Memphis Flyer"
The Meat and Spirit Plan is ferocious and dazzling, the work of a savage poet. Every scene is a hard polished gem of raunch and revelation. Strung together they build a force of piercing tenderness. It s an impressive achievement, and a real pleasure to read. Katherine Dunn
Saterstrom writes with a poet s economy and eye for visceral detail, collapsing into a mere 140 pages a four-generation history of a Southern family bedeviled by alcoholism, poverty, racism, violence, and mental illness. Her spareness is a mercy. The story she tells is brutal, almost impossible to take; at the same time, her exquisite, cut-to-the-quick language makes this book impossible to put down. "The Huffington Post, " included in 11 Underappreciated Literary Masterpieces
Despite her kinetic prose and the variousness of her forms, Saterstrom s oeuvre is intelligent in its cohesion and destination. Brazos Bookstore
Stories that are good must be told and this one tells its way right into your subconscious and stays there until you fall asleep, haunting you with words and images. "Bookslut"
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