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Titre : Tabloid Dreams
Éditeur : Henry Holt
Date d'édition : 1996
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The second story collection by the author of A GOOD SCENT FROM A STRANGE MOUNTAIN, tales based on newpaper headlines. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated 11/11/96 by Butler on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 859
Synopsis : A collection of short stories by the award-winning author of They Whisper features such tales as "Boy Born With Elvis Tatoo,""Titanic Victim Speaks Through Water Bed," and "Woman Uses Glass Eye to Spy on Cheating Husband." 50,000 first printing.
Critique: Robert Olen Butler's last short story collection, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, was a keen, piercing book told largely in the voice of Vietnamese immigrants to America. To say that his new collection is a departure is an understatement: Butler has taken actual headlines from the more outrageous of the supermarket tabloids and fashioned short fiction around them. Headlines such as "Titanic Victim Speaks Through Waterbed," "Woman Loses Cookie Bake-Off, Sets Self on Fire," and "Every Man She Kisses Dies" are the starting points for this quirky volume from one of the most original American writers at work today.
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