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Lucky Alan and Other Stories: And Other Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date February 24, 2015
Pages 157
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385539814
ISBN-10 0385539819
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine stories that demonstrate his mastery of the short form.

Jonathan Lethem’s third collection of stories uncovers a father’s nervous breakdown at SeaWorld in “Pending Vegan”; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard in “Traveler Home”; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street in “Procedure in Plain Air”; and a crumbling, haunted “blog” on a seaside cliff in “The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear.” Each of these locates itself in Lethem-land, which can be discovered only by visiting. As in his celebrated novels, Lethem finds the uncanny lurking in the mundane, the irrational self-defeat seeping through our upstanding pursuits, and the tragic undertow of the absurd world(s) in which we live.
     Devoted fans of Lethem will recognize familiar themes: the anxiety of influence taken to reductio ad absurdum in “The King of Sentences”; a hapless, horny outsider summoning bravado in “The Porn Critic”; characters from forgotten comics stranded on a desert island in “Their Back Pages.” As always in Lethem, humor and poignancy work in harmony, humans strive desperately for connection, words find themselves misaligned to deeds, and the sentences are glorious.

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Hardcover
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from Doubleday (February 24, 2015); titled "Lucky Alan and Other Stories: And Other Stories"
9780385539814 | details & prices | 157 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine stories that demonstrate his mastery of the short form.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (February 23, 2016)
9781101873663 | details & prices | 157 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
CD/Spoken Word
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With Various (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (February 24, 2015); titled "Lucky Alan and Other Stories: And Other Stories"
9781101913420 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine brilliant stories that prove he is a master of the short form as well as the novel.

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