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Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: Stories

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Twelve stories that teeter between wicked humor and stinging pathos encompassdilapidated right arenas, state mental hospitals, and chaotic emergency roomswhere the inhabitants are brilliantly etched characters.

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"Spending time with Jones' battle-worn eccentrics and disenfranchised misfits leaves you feeling bruised but also elated." Kate Sekules, Salon

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"Like any good prizefighter, Jones (The Pugilist at Rest) sticks to what he does best, perfects his technique and doesn't waste his energy. The 12 stories in his third collection are as recognizably his as is any champion's style: crazed, damaged, hell-bent characters banging around in a product-strewn American landscape trying in some fashion, in whatever fashion is handy, to feel good." Publishers Weekly

Table of Contents

Sonny Liston was a friend of mine — The roadrunner --A run through the jungle — Fields of purple forever --40, still at home — Tarantula — Mouses — A midnight clear — Daddy's girl — My heroic mythic journey — I love you, Sophie Western — You cheated, you lied.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316472234
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Jones, Thom
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Middle classes
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20000112
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44x5.72x1.05 in. 1.01 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Little, Brown,c1999. - English 9780316472234 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Spending time with Jones' battle-worn eccentrics and disenfranchised misfits leaves you feeling bruised but also elated." Kate Sekules, Salon
"Review" by , "Like any good prizefighter, Jones (The Pugilist at Rest) sticks to what he does best, perfects his technique and doesn't waste his energy. The 12 stories in his third collection are as recognizably his as is any champion's style: crazed, damaged, hell-bent characters banging around in a product-strewn American landscape trying in some fashion, in whatever fashion is handy, to feel good."
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