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Truth in advertising

Author: John Kenney
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Struggling with encroaching middle age and a broken engagement, advertising agent Finbar Dolan is forced to cancel his Christmas plans to tackle a last-minute work assignment only to learn that his estranged and abusive father has taken ill and that his siblings are unwilling to help, a situation that forces Fin to re-evaluate his choices.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Humorous fiction
Domestic fiction
Humorous stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenney
ISBN: 9781451675542 1451675542
OCLC Number: 779266396
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Awards: Winner of Thurber Prize for American Humor 2014
Description: 308 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Never bore the audience --
And- action --
The land of misfit toys --
Pass the gravy boat --
It's incredibly stupid. I love it --
Where are you going today, Mr. Dolan? --
It's the most wonderful time of the year --
Captain Underpants --
Happy New Year --
Make the memories last --
How are you enjoying the party? --
Your father is in Düsseldorf --
The Cleavers aren't home --
One beautiful thing --
Prepare for departure.
Responsibility: John Kenney.

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Struggling with encroaching middle age and a broken engagement, advertising agent Finbar Dolan is forced to cancel his Christmas plans to tackle a last-minute work assignment only to learn that his estranged and abusive father has taken ill and that his siblings are unwilling to help, a situation that forces Fin to re-evaluate his choices.

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