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A Postcard Memoir

  • List Price: $19.95
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  • Seller:syang
  • Sales Rank:783,668
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First Printing
  • Pages:224
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.2
  • Dimensions (in):9.2 x 6.9 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:April 1, 2003
  • ISBN:1555973043
  • EAN:9781555973049
  • ASIN:1555973043
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Synopsis
Drawing upon his collection of quirky antique postcards, Lawrence Sutin has penned a series of brief but intense reminiscences of his "ordinary" life. In the process, he creates an unrepentant, wholly unique account about learning to live with a consciousness all his own. Ranging from remembered events to inner states to full-blown fantasies, Sutin is at turns playful and somber, rhapsodic and mundane, funny and full of pathos. Here you'll find tales about science teachers and other horrors of adolescence, life in a comedy troupe, stepfathering--each illustrated with the postcard that triggered Sutin's muse--and presented in a mix so enticingly wayward as to prove that at least some of it really happened.

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