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Offutt, Chris 1958-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 7,673 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television series  Horror television programs  Fantasy television programs  Television adaptations  Biography  Film adaptations  Television programs  Fiction  Television comedies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
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True blood by Anna Paquin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit
Weeds( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy is pregnant with the child of a powerful politician turned dangerous drug lord, or is she? Doug and Silas are trying to branch out on their own, Andy is looking to score, and Celia attempts to turn the tables on her kidnappers. With enemies out to smoke the Queen of Green, Nancy's sure to find a whole new crop of trouble. Includes 13 episodes, commentary, and featurettes
The good brother by Chris Offutt( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and French and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his brother is murdered everyone in Blizzard, Kentucky, expects Virgil Caudhill to avenge his death. He does so and flees to Montana to begin a new life. But the dead man's family also expects revenge, violence follows violence and Caudhill ends up as a member of a militia
Treme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city
The best American short stories, 1994 by Tobias Wolff( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one best short stories of 1994
Kentucky straight by Chris Offutt( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of the coal miners, gamblers, marijuana farmers, and backwoods medicine men living in an isolated Appalachian community
The secret society of demolition writers : stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories capture the lives of such offbeat characters as a delusional schizophrenic, an egg donor with second thoughts, and a young girl who discovers a portal to another, ghostly world
The pleasure of influence : conversations with American male fiction writers by Rob Trucks( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of interviews, eleven of the most important American male fiction writers of our time - Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, National Book Award winner Charles Johnson, National Book Award nominees Thom Jones, Barry Hannah, and Stephen Dixon, as well as Russell Banks, Rick Moody, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Steve Erickson, and Gordon Lish - candidly discuss the origin, process, and achievement of their own fiction. All of the writers in this collection are working with personal truths, particular to their experience, yet they operate within a defined referential tradition. The material is unmistakably their own, the way they tell the story is their own, but they are always mindful of the world that preceded them."--Jacket
Out of the woods by Chris Offutt( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of vivid, droll tales featuring the devastating experiences of the characters from the author's native Kentucky
Weeds( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy is pregnant with the child of a powerful politician turned dangerous drug lord, or is she? Doug and Silas are trying to branch out on their own, Andy is looking to score, and Celia attempts to turn the tables on her kidnappers. With enemies out to smoke the Queen of Green, Nancy's sure to find a whole new crop of trouble
No heroes : a memoir of coming home by Chris Offutt( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the critically acclaimed author of the novel The Good Brother and memoir My Father the Pornographer comes the unforgettable memoir No Heroes. "If you haven't read Chris Offutt, you've missed an accomplished and compelling writer" (Chicago Tribune). In his fortieth year, Chris Offutt returns to his alma mater, Morehead State University, the only four-year school in the Kentucky hills. He envisions leading the modest life of a teacher and father. Yet present-day reality collides painfully with memory, leaving Offutt in the midst of an adventure he never imagined: the search for a home that no longer exists. Interwoven with this bittersweet homecoming tale are the wartime stories of Offutt's parents-in-law, Arthur and Irene. An unlikely friendship develops between the eighty-year-old Polish Jew and the forty-year-old Kentucky hillbilly as Arthur and Offutt share comfort in exile, reliving the past at a distance. With masterful prose, Offutt combines these disparate accounts to create No Heroes, a profound meditation on family, home, the Holocaust, and history
Sortis du bois : nouvelles by Chris Offutt( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans "Sortis du bois", nouvelle éponyme de ce recueil de huit nouvelles, Gérald quitte son Kentucky pour aller récupérer son beau-frère hospitalisé dans le Nebraska ; c'est l'occasion pour lui de traverser de vastes étendues de plaines cachées par les montagnes de son pays ... L'auteur, récompensé par de nombreux prix, parvient à vanter le courage et l'honnêteté avec une incroyable sobriété
Le Fleuve et l'enfant by Chris Offutt( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De source autobiographique, ce récit d'un jeune Américain, dans la vingtaine, qui erre durant douze ans, en faisant tous les emplois imaginables pour enfin trouver la maturité dans la paternité. Une quête spirituelle traduite avec émotion
The amazing adventures of the escapist( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big world : stories by Mary Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country dark by Chris Offutt( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country Dark is a taut, compelling novel set in rural Kentucky from the Korean War to 1970. Tucker, a young veteran, returns from war to work for a bootlegger. He falls in love and starts a family, and while the Tuckers don't have much, they have the love of their home and each other. But when his family is threatened, Tucker is pushed into violence, which changes everything. The story of people living off the land and by their wits in a backwoods Kentucky world of shine-runners and laborers whose social codes are every bit as nuanced as the British aristocracy
My father, the pornographer : a memoir by Chris Offutt( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Andrew Offutt died, his son, Chris, inherited a desk, a rifle, and eighteen hundred pounds of pornographic fiction. Andrew had been considered the "king of twentieth-century smut," with a writing career that began as a strategy to pay for his son's orthodontic needs and soon took on a life of its own, peaking during the 1970s when the commercial popularity of the erotic novel reached its height. With his dutiful wife serving as typist, Andrew wrote from their home in the Kentucky hills, locked away in an office no one dared intrude upon. Here he wrote more than four hundred pornographic novels. The more he wrote, the more intense his ambition became and the more difficult it was for his children to be part of his world. Over the long summer of 2013, Chris returned to his hometown to help his widowed mother move out of his childhood home. As he began to examine his father's manuscripts, memorabilia, journals, and letters, he realized he finally had an opportunity to gain insight into the difficult, mercurial, sometimes cruel man he'd loved and feared in equal measure. Only in his father's absence could he truly make sense of the man and his legacy. Contains mature themes
The secret society of demolition writers by Aimee Bender( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you write if no one knew who you were?In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously-and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights. Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O'Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect. The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it's also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers-even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom
Two-eleven all around by Chris Offutt( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The same river twice : a memoir by Chris Offutt( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the critically acclaimed author of the novel The Good Brother and memoir My Father the Pornographer, Same River Twice is the second volume from an American literary star. "If you haven't read Chris Offutt, you've missed an accomplished and compelling writer" (Chicago Tribune). At the age of nineteen, Chris Offutt had already been rejected by the army, the Peace Corps, the park rangers, and the police. So he left his home in the Kentucky Appalachians and thumbed his way north'into a series of odd jobs and even stranger encounters with his fellow Americans. Fifteen years later, Offutt finds himself in a place he never thought he'd be: settled down with a pregnant wife. Writing from the banks of the Iowa River, where he came to rest, he intersperses the story of his youthful journeys with that of his journey to fatherhood in a memoir that is uniquely candid, occasionally brutal, and often wonderfully funny. As he reckons with the comforts and terrors of maturity, Offutt finally discovers what is best in life and in himself
 
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Alternative Names
Chris Offutt American fiction writer

Chris Offutt Amerikaans romanschrijver

Chris Offutt scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Offut, Chris 1958-

오퍼트, 크리스 1958-

Languages
English (76)

French (11)

Italian (2)

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The good brotherThe best American short stories, 1994Kentucky straightThe secret society of demolition writers : storiesThe pleasure of influence : conversations with American male fiction writersNo heroes : a memoir of coming homeThe secret society of demolition writersThe same river twice : a memoir