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Offutt, Chris 1958-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 6,972 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Television crime shows  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3565.F387, 813.54
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Weeds( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 822 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
The good brother by Chris Offutt( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and French and held by 667 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
Out of the woods : stories by Chris Offutt( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about working-class people. In Two-Eleven All Around, a man is locked out for the night by his wife, while in Tough People, a woman enters a boxing contest to raise money for her man
Kentucky straight by Chris Offutt( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and French and held by 437 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 355 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 169 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 41 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 )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 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
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 17 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
Big world : stories by Mary Miller( Book )

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

The amazing adventures of the escapist( Book )

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

Two-eleven all around by Chris Offutt( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My father, the pornographer : a memoir by Chris Offutt( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 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
StoryLines Northwest( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of The business of fancydancing by Sherman Alexie ; originally broadcast Oct. 12, 1997 by KUFM (Montana Public Radio)
A dog & his boy by Chris Offutt( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My father, the pornographer : a memoir by Chris Offutt( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Offutt's writing career began as a strategy to pay for his son's orthodontic needs and peaked during the 1970s when the commercial popularity of the erotic novel reached its height. After his death, his son inherited 400 novels of pornography written by his father. As Chris began to examine his father's manuscripts and memorabilia, 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, and set out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship
No heroes : a memoir of coming home by Chris Offutt( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recalls his painful but ultimately revealing attempts to return home to the rural hills of Kentucky to give back to his community and to record the story of his parents-in-law, Holocaust survivors who had emigrated from Poland in 1946
True blood : the complete first season( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
The same river twice : a memoir by Chris Offutt( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At the age of nineteen, Christ 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 find 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 discovers what is best in life and in himself
 
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Out of the woods : stories
Alternative Names
Chris Offutt American fiction writer

Chris Offutt writer

Offut, Chris 1958-

오퍼트, 크리스 1958-

Languages
English (67)

French (10)

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Out of the woods : storiesKentucky straightThe secret society of demolition writers : storiesThe pleasure of influence : conversations with American male fiction writersThe same river twice : a memoirThe same river twice : a memoirNo heroes : [regular print book discussion kit] : a memoir of coming home