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Frozen in time : twenty stories

Author: Joseph Epstein
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The estimable Joseph Epstein--essayist, past editor of The American Scholar, and recipient of the 2003 National Humanities Medal along with Hal Holbrook and John Updike--brings together twenty short stories in his first such collection since 2010. Most, though not all, of the stories are set in Epstein's hometown of Chicago, but otherwise they have a variety of subjects: among the titles are "Dad's Gay," "The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Epstein, Joseph, 1937-
Frozen in time.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2016]
(DLC) 2016019154
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Epstein
ISBN: 9781630761936 1630761931
OCLC Number: 947104757
Description: pages cm
Contents: Sandy in her tub --
Arnheim & Sons --
Oh, Billy, where are you? --
Dad's gay --
Out of action --
Wild about Harry --
Widow's pique --
Second family --
Remittance man --
My five husbands --
Irwin Isaac Meiselman --
Adultery? --
Onto a good thing --
Race relations --
The Casanova of LaSalle Street --
Kizerman and Feigenbaum --
The man on whom everything was lost --
The Bernie Klepner Show --
The Viagra Triangle --
JDate.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Joseph Epstein.

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"The estimable Joseph Epstein--essayist, past editor of The American Scholar, and recipient of the 2003 National Humanities Medal along with Hal Holbrook and John Updike--brings together twenty short stories in his first such collection since 2010. Most, though not all, of the stories are set in Epstein's hometown of Chicago, but otherwise they have a variety of subjects: among the titles are "Dad's Gay," "The Casanova of LaSalle Street," "JDate," "Adultery," "Widow's Pique," "Race Relations," "The Man on Whom Everything Was Lost," "My Five Husbands," and "Second Family." Most are stories about family and friendships"--

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[Epstein's] themes and insights are universal, and his humor is for all time. American Spectator

 
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