Last Year's Jesus: A Novella and Nine StoriesDe (autor) Ellen Slezak
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 16 Apr 2003 – vârsta de la 13 ani
The stories in this affecting debut collection are populated by the sober, self-effacing members of Detroit's Polish-Catholic working class. Linked by place and characters, the stories create a world 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 Year's 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 home--a place readers won't soon forget.