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What Waiting Really Means (American Literature)

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Staff Pick

I recently discovered this mysterious book, What Waiting Really Means, and was instantly won over by its quirky charms. Seese, an author who has been unfairly overlooked for the last 20 years, writes like a combo of Flannery O'Connor and Lydia Davis.
Recommended by Kevin Sampsell, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

What Waiting Really Means is about emergencies that never reach the emergency room. It's about a woman named Mary with no last name who rides buses and smokes cigars and watches the wind blow her bedroom curtains into a frenzy. It's about cities, Detroit, New York, and Atlanta, About older men. The kind who will hold you. And killers, And the boundaries they look for. The narrator is sure of one thing; "Men who wear Brooks Brothers suits and pretend to read books are a step backward, and not far enough back, at that, "She's better off with her cigars at the Majestic Grill waiting while the rain beats on the windows.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564783943
Author:
Seese, June Akers
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Dalkey Archive
Series:
American Literature
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
6.80x5.00x.20 in. .24 lbs.

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Product details 88 pages Dalkey Archive Press - English 9781564783943 Reviews:
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I recently discovered this mysterious book, What Waiting Really Means, and was instantly won over by its quirky charms. Seese, an author who has been unfairly overlooked for the last 20 years, writes like a combo of Flannery O'Connor and Lydia Davis.

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