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Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date September 30, 2014
Pages 359
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544324022
ISBN-10 0544324021
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $27.00
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A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the “brilliantly evocative” (Time) Paul Theroux
 
A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it’s just a matter of time before she turns on him.

In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination” (John Updike, The New Yorker).



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780241146743 Book cover for 9780544324022
 
from Gardners Books (November 6, 2014); titled "Mr Bones: Twenty Stories"
9780241146743 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $31.30
This edition also contains Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories
About: A sparkling and darkly humorous collection of short stories by bestselling novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux.
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from Houghton Mifflin (September 30, 2014)
9780544324022 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $27.00
About: A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the “brilliantly evocative” (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780544483958
 
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (May 19, 2015)
9780544483958 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $14.95
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