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Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date May 19, 2015
Pages 359
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544483958
ISBN-10 0544483952
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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“Suave and accomplished . . . [The stories] are unsettling, resistant to tidy denouement and faintly misanthropic.” — Washington Post
 
“Beneath the deceptive elegance of these stories, land mines lurk, and Theroux detonates them with gusto.” — O, the Oprah Magazine

 
A family watches their patriarch transform into the singing, wisecracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector publicly destroys his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by as their father wages war on the raccoons living under their house. In this new collection, acclaimed author Paul Theroux shows us humanity possessed, consumed by compulsive desire, 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 display of Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination” (The New Yorker).
 
“Fans of Theroux’s fiction will be pleased to observe, in the twenty stories collected in Mr. Bones, clear evidence of how little he has mellowed over time . . . Mr. Bones is a series of characteristically dark and sharply focused snapshots from the world that Paul Theroux has observed—and invented.”  — Francine Prose, New York Times Book Review


Editions
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.
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
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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
About: “Suave and accomplished .

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