Ate it Anyway

Ed Allen

Editore: University of Georgia Press, 2003
ISBN 10: 0820325589 / ISBN 13: 9780820325583
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This collection of seventeen funny stories explores the territory separating what we feel and what we express through a series of middle class characters who are drifting aimlessly through the their lives or plotting an exit from one life to another. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. (Story Collection) Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: In the limbo bounded by rebellion and resignation, belonging and solitude, Ed Allen's middle Americans seem to be either freely adrift or uncomfortably vested in an exit strategy wholly inadequate for their circumstances. These sixteen darkly humorous stories gauge the tension between what we really feel and what we outwardly express, what we should do and what we manage to get done.In "Celibacy-by-the-Atlantic," Phil negotiates a lingering, low-intensity regret brought on by the annual family get-together at his parents' beach house, where memories of his aimless, privileged adolescence mingle with forebodings of his aimless, privileged middle age. In "A Lover's Guide to Hospitals," Carl lies in bed, pining over a stillborn romance through a moody, post-op haze of painkillers. As a consoling needle through the heart, the object of Carl's unrequited affections also turns out to be his nurse.In "Burt Osborne Rules the World," a precocious boy ponders his childhood in "a world protected against anything you could imagine doing to make it more interesting." Sensing that only more of the same awaits him as an adult, Burt charts a different course--as a class clown with a truly toxic sense of mischief. Others, like Lydia in "Ralph Goes to Mexico," assert their individuality more effortlessly, for they're just too naturally odd to be cowed by convention. Lydia's dilemma is whether she should have her leukemic cat stuffed and mounted or turned into a hat after he dies.These lyrical tales celebrate the ordinary--and the not so ordinary--with a flourish of Nabokovian wit that combines grandeur, kitsch, and the author's broad empathy with his characters.

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Titolo: Ate it Anyway
Casa editrice: University of Georgia Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Legatura: Hardcover
Condizione libro: New

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Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, United States, 2003. Hardback. Condizione: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the limbo bounded by rebellion and resignation, belonging and solitude, Ed Allen s middle Americans seem to be either freely adrift or uncomfortably vested in an exit strategy wholly inadequate for their circumstances. These sixteen darkly humorous stories gauge the tension between what we really feel and what we outwardly express, what we should do and what we manage to get done.In Celibacy-by-the-Atlantic, Phil negotiates a lingering, low-intensity regret brought on by the annual family get-together at his parents beach house, where memories of his aimless, privileged adolescence mingle with forebodings of his aimless, privileged middle age. In A Lover s Guide to Hospitals, Carl lies in bed, pining over a stillborn romance through a moody, post-op haze of painkillers. As a consoling needle through the heart, the object of Carl s unrequited affections also turns out to be his nurse.In Burt Osborne Rules the World, a precocious boy ponders his childhood in a world protected against anything you could imagine doing to make it more interesting. Sensing that only more of the same awaits him as an adult, Burt charts a different course--as a class clown with a truly toxic sense of mischief. Others, like Lydia in Ralph Goes to Mexico, assert their individuality more effortlessly, for they re just too naturally odd to be cowed by convention. Lydia s dilemma is whether she should have her leukemic cat stuffed and mounted or turned into a hat after he dies.These lyrical tales celebrate the ordinary--and the not so ordinary--with a flourish of Nabokovian wit that combines grandeur, kitsch, and the author s broad empathy with his characters. Codice articolo AAN9780820325583

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Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, United States, 2003. Hardback. Condizione: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the limbo bounded by rebellion and resignation, belonging and solitude, Ed Allen s middle Americans seem to be either freely adrift or uncomfortably vested in an exit strategy wholly inadequate for their circumstances. These sixteen darkly humorous stories gauge the tension between what we really feel and what we outwardly express, what we should do and what we manage to get done.In Celibacy-by-the-Atlantic, Phil negotiates a lingering, low-intensity regret brought on by the annual family get-together at his parents beach house, where memories of his aimless, privileged adolescence mingle with forebodings of his aimless, privileged middle age. In A Lover s Guide to Hospitals, Carl lies in bed, pining over a stillborn romance through a moody, post-op haze of painkillers. As a consoling needle through the heart, the object of Carl s unrequited affections also turns out to be his nurse.In Burt Osborne Rules the World, a precocious boy ponders his childhood in a world protected against anything you could imagine doing to make it more interesting. Sensing that only more of the same awaits him as an adult, Burt charts a different course--as a class clown with a truly toxic sense of mischief. Others, like Lydia in Ralph Goes to Mexico, assert their individuality more effortlessly, for they re just too naturally odd to be cowed by convention. Lydia s dilemma is whether she should have her leukemic cat stuffed and mounted or turned into a hat after he dies.These lyrical tales celebrate the ordinary--and the not so ordinary--with a flourish of Nabokovian wit that combines grandeur, kitsch, and the author s broad empathy with his characters. Codice articolo AAN9780820325583

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