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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Soho Pr Inc
Publication date September 25, 2012
Pages 300
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781616951641
ISBN-10 1616951648
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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The funny man is a middling comic in an unnamed city. By day he takes care of his infant son, by night he performs in small clubs, sandwiched between other aspiring comics. His wife waits tables to support the family. It doesn’t sound like much, but they’re happy, more or less. Until the day he comes up with it. His thing. His gimmick. And everything changes. He’s a headliner, and the venues get bigger fast. Pretty soon it’s Hollywood and a starring role in a blockbuster, all thanks to the gimmick.
 
Which is: He performs with his fist in his mouth to the wrist. Jokes, impressions, commercials—all with his fist in his mouth to the wrist. The people want him—are crazy for him—but only with his fist in his mouth.
 
And the funny man, he is tired of having his fist in his mouth.
 
Thus, as the novel begins, his career’s in tatters, his family’s left him, and he’s on trial for shooting an unarmed man six times. But for the second time in his life, against all odds, he’s found love. This time with another celebrity, who may or may not be sending him coded messages, and may or may not be equally in love—or even know he exists. A coruscating satire of our culture of celebrity, this debut novel documents one individual’s slide from everyman to monster, even as it reveals the potential for grace—and mercy—in his life.




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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781569479735
 
from Soho Pr Inc (September 27, 2011); titled "The Funny Man"
9781569479735 | details & prices | 284 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The funny man is a middling comic in an unnamed city.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781616951641
 
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Reprint edition from Soho Pr Inc (September 25, 2012); titled "The Funny Man"
9781616951641 | details & prices | 300 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.00
About: The funny man is a middling comic in an unnamed city.

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