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Fiction. In this superb novel composed of fragments of memory, Gilbert Sorrentino captures the unconventional nuances of a conventional world. Each episode, affectingly textured with penetrating detail, ferrets out the gristle and beauty of the working-class inhabitants from an irretrievable, golden-age Brooklyn. The recipient of many literary awards, Gilbert Sorrentino is a master of experimental literature. He has published more than eight books of poetry and a dozen novels, including the classic MULLIGAN STEW, available at SPD.

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These episodes from a Brooklyn long gone astonish with their penetrating, subtle detail.

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In this superb novel composed of fragments of memory, Gilbert Sorrentino captures the unconventional nuances of a conventional world. A masterful collage of events is evocatively chained together by secrets and hidden truths that are almost accidentally revealed. Each episode, affectingly textured with penetrating detail, ferrets out the gristle and unconventional beauty found in the voices of the working-class inhabitants from an irretrievable, golden age Brooklyn.

Synopsis:

In this superb novel composed of fragments of memory, Gilbert Sorrentino captures the unconventional nuances of a conventional world. A masterful collage of events is evocatively chained together by secrets and hidden truths that are almost accidentally revealed. Each episode, affectingly textured with penetrating detail, ferrets out the gristle and unconventional beauty found in the voices of the working-class inhabitants from an irretrievable, golden age Brooklyn.

About the Author

Gilbert Sorrentino has published over twenty books of fiction and poetry, including the story collection The Moon in Its Flight, and the recent novel Little Casino, which was shortlisted for the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award. After two decades on the faculty at Stanford University, he now lives in his native Brooklyn.

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ISBN:
9781566891264
Author:
Sorrentino, Gilbert
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Author:
o, Gilbert
Author:
Sorrentin
Location:
Minneapolis
Subject:
General
Subject:
Autobiographical memory
Subject:
Brooklyn (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.62x5.64x.64 in. .65 lbs.

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These episodes from a Brooklyn long gone astonish with their penetrating, subtle detail.
"Synopsis" by ,

In this superb novel composed of fragments of memory, Gilbert Sorrentino captures the unconventional nuances of a conventional world. A masterful collage of events is evocatively chained together by secrets and hidden truths that are almost accidentally revealed. Each episode, affectingly textured with penetrating detail, ferrets out the gristle and unconventional beauty found in the voices of the working-class inhabitants from an irretrievable, golden age Brooklyn.

"Synopsis" by ,

In this superb novel composed of fragments of memory, Gilbert Sorrentino captures the unconventional nuances of a conventional world. A masterful collage of events is evocatively chained together by secrets and hidden truths that are almost accidentally revealed. Each episode, affectingly textured with penetrating detail, ferrets out the gristle and unconventional beauty found in the voices of the working-class inhabitants from an irretrievable, golden age Brooklyn.

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