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Portrait of the walrus by a young artist : a novel about art, bowling, pizza, sex, and hair spray

Author: Laurie Foos
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After marrying a bowling-alley magnate, a widow tries to influence her daughter, Frances, to adopt a middle-class lifestyle, far from the art world and dementia which claimed her first husband. But a visit to an aquarium, where two walruses are mating, opens Frances' eyes to her artistic calling. A satire on the art world by the author of Ex Utero.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Fables
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foos, Laurie, 1966-
Portrait of the walrus by a young artist.
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)643886882
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Foos
ISBN: 1566890578 9781566890571
OCLC Number: 36165200
Description: 171 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Portrait of the walrus
Walrus
Responsibility: from the pen of Laurie Foos.

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After marrying a bowling-alley magnate, a widow tries to influence her daughter, Frances, to adopt a middle-class lifestyle, far from the art world and dementia which claimed her first husband. But a visit to an aquarium, where two walruses are mating, opens Frances' eyes to her artistic calling. A satire on the art world by the author of Ex Utero.

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