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Lucky Alan: And Other Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date February 23, 2016
Pages 157
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781101873663
ISBN-10 1101873663
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A father tries to stave off a nervous breakdown when a family trip to SeaWorld shades into the sinister; a porn critic discovers that, despite his best intentions, his reputation—not to mention the stacks of smut lining his apartment—precedes him; an out-of-work avant-garde stage director begins to test his limits in the theater of life; desperate forgotten comic book characters find themselves suddenly stranded on a desert island.

With his celebrated wit and invention, Lethem brilliantly transforms the real into the surreal, uncovering the absurdity always lurking in the mundane, the twin forces of humor and tragedy that bracket experience, and the lasting desire—even in the face of all that goes awry—for human connection.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385539814
 
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
Book cover for 9781101873663
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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
About: A father tries to stave off a nervous breakdown when a family trip to SeaWorld shades into the sinister; a porn critic discovers that, despite his best intentions, his reputation—not to mention the stacks of smut lining his apartment—precedes him; an out-of-work avant-garde stage director begins to test his limits in the theater of life; desperate forgotten comic book characters find themselves suddenly stranded on a desert island.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781101913420
 
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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