In this one volume, readers have access to the two decades of Hoosier mythology created by Michael Martone, one of Indiana’s most recognized voices. This book collects work from Martone’s first five books: Alive and Dead in Indiana, Safety Patrol, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List (IUP, 1990, 1992), Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, and Seeing Eye. Virtually all of the stories in this “double-wide” collection speak to the Hoosier experience and imagination. Places like Martone’s hometown of Fort Wayne, as well as Peru, Elkhart, and Indianapolis, and narrators such as Colonel Sanders, Alfred Kinsey, and James Dean’s high school English teacher all come to life with the author’s trademark blend of irreverent humor and incisive reality.
Publication of this book is made possible in part with the assistance of Robert Olin, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama