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Somebody Up There Hates You (Hardcover)

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    Chemo, radiation, a zillion surgeries, watching my mom age twenty years in twenty months: if that's part of the Big Dude's "plan, " then it's pretty obvious, isn t it? Somebody up there hates you.SUTHY has landed me here in this hospice, where we that's me and Sylvie are the only people under thirty in the whole place, sweartogod. But I m not dead yet. I still need to keep things interesting. Sylvie, too. I mean, we re kids, hospice hostages or not. We freak out visitors; I get my uncle to sneak me out for one insane Halloween night. Stuff like that. And Sylvie wants to make things even more "interesting." That girl's got big plans.Only Sylvie's father is so "nuclear-blasted" by what's happened to his little girl, he glows orange, I swear. That's one scary man, and he's not real fond of me. So we got a major family feud going on, right here in hospice. DO NOT CROSS line running down the middle of the hall. It's crazy.In the middle of all of this, really, there's just me and Sylvie, a guy and a girl. And we want to live, in our way, by our own rules, for whatever time we ve got. We "will" pack in some living before we go. Trust me. So let's get to it.

    About the Author


    Hollis Seamon is the author of Flesh, Somebody Up There HATES You, and Body Work. She has published short stories in many journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, Greensboro Review, Fiction International, Chicago Review, Nebraska Review, Persimmon Tree, and CALYX. She is a recipient of a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Seamon is Professor of English at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and also teaches for the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. She lives in Kinderhook, NY.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781616202606
    ISBN-10: 1616202602
    Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
    Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
    Pages: 239
    Language: English