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Children playing before a statue of Hercules

Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of contemporary and classical short fiction works includes pieces by such writers as Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and Joyce Carol Oates.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sedaris
ISBN: 0743276124 9780743276122 074327394X 9780743273947
OCLC Number: 60512891
Description: pages cm
Contents: Oh, Joseph, I'm so tired / Richard Yates --
Gryphon / Charles Baxter --
Interpreter of maladies / Jhumpa Lahiri --
The garden party / Katherine Mansfield --
Half a grapefruit / Alice Munro --
Applause, applause / Jean Thompson --
I know what I'm doing about all the attention I've been getting / Frank Gannon --
Where the door is always open and the welcome mat is out / Patricia Highsmith --
The best of Betty / Jincy Willett --
Song of the shirt, 1941 / Dorothy Parker --
The girl with the blackened eye / Joyce Carol Oates --
People like that are the only people here : canonical babbling in Peed Onk / Lorrie Moore --
Revelation / Flannery O'Connor --
In the cemetery where Al Jolson is buried / Amy Hempel --
Cosmopolitan / Akhil Sharma --
Irish girl / Tim Johnston --
Bullet in the brain / Tobias Wolff --
Epilogue: about 826NYC / Sarah Vowell.
Responsibility: David Sedaris.
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A collection of stories - some classic, some impending - selected and introduced by David Sedaris. Within these covers, a careful reader can discover the truth about loneliness, hope, love, betrayal  Read more...

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