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Bin Laden's bald spot & other stories

Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Welcome to the peculiar and headlong world of Brian Doyle's fiction, where the odd is happening all the time, reported upon by characters of every sort and stripe. Swirling voices and skeins of story, laugher and rage, ferocious attention to detail and sweeping nuttiness, tears and chortling--these stories will remind readers of the late giant David Foster Wallace in their straightforward accounts of  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Doyle
ISBN: 9781597099158 1597099155 9781597091794 1597091790
OCLC Number: 711864742
Description: 146 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Bin Laden's bald spot --
King of the losers --
AAA plus --
The boyfriends bus --
Do you think we should pull over? --
Yoda --
The cuckold 10K --
Three basketball stories --
Stay flush --
Blue --
Hurtgen --
Welcome home Dick Queen! --
Waking the bishop --
The train --
Chino's story --
Malo --
A confession --
Mule --
The fox --
The man who wanted to live in the library --
Ramon Martinez tells what happened that day --
The Greyhound bus is your mother & father --
Lucy --
Pinching Bernie --
Bin Laden's blind spot.
Other Titles: Bin Laden's bald spot and other stories
Responsibility: Brian Doyle.

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"Welcome to the peculiar and headlong world of Brian Doyle's fiction, where the odd is happening all the time, reported upon by characters of every sort and stripe. Swirling voices and skeins of story, laugher and rage, ferocious attention to detail and sweeping nuttiness, tears and chortling--these stories will remind readers of the late giant David Foster Wallace in their straightforward accounts of anything-but-straightforward events; of modern short story pioneer Raymond Carver, a bit, in their blunt, unadorned dialogue; and of Julie Whitty, a bit, in their willingness to believe what is happening, even if it absolutely shouldn't be. Funny, piercing, unique, memorable, this is a collection of stories readers will find nearly impossible to forget"--P. [4] of cover.

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