ActivAmerica

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Series of fictional stories and commentaries about sports in the United States and how they affect individuals and communities.

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x, 181 p.

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Cass, Meagan November 2017.

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Series of fictional stories and commentaries about sports in the United States and how they affect individuals and communities.

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x, 181 p.

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Publisher's description: Drawing from fairy tales, ghost stories, and science-fiction, the stories in ActivAmerica explore how we confront (and exert) power and re-imagine ourselves through sports and athletic activities. A group of girls starts an illicit hockey league in a conservative suburb. A recently separated woman must run a mile a day in order to maintain her new corporate health insurance. Children impacted by environmental disaster create a “mutant soccer team.” Two sisters are visited by an Olympic gymnast who demands increasingly dangerous moves from them. Sports allow the characters to form communities on soccer fields and hidden lakes, in overgrown backyards and across Ping-Pong tables. Throughout the collection, however, athletic risk also comes with unexpected, often unsettling results.

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Cass, Meagan. ActivAmerica, book, November 2017; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062922/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.