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The universe in miniature in miniature

Author: Patrick Somerville
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Featherproof Books, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A novel-in-stories travels from suburbs to outer space and revolves around the tale "The Machine of Understanding Other People," in which a Chicago man is given a supernatural helmet that lets him experience the inner worlds of others.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Somerville
ISBN: 9780982580813 0982580819
OCLC Number: 607977129
Description: 307 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The universe in miniature in miniature --
No sun --
Vaara in the woods --
Easy love --
The mother --
The wildlife biologist --
The peach --
The cop --
Hair university --
Confused aliens --
Pangea --
The abacus --
People like me --
The son --
The machine of understanding other people.
Responsibility: by Patrick Somerville.

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From an award-winning novelist come characters, stories, and stray thoughts that revolve around the The Machine of Understanding Other People, the story of a Chicago man who is bequeathed a  Read more...

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After the restraint of his well-received first novel, The Cradle (2009), Somerville returns to the short story and unleashes the full force of his mischievous imagination. In this inventive and Read more...

 
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