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A Life : A Novel in Footnotes
Dunn, Mark (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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After the only copy of his book is destroyed in a warm bath, Mark Dunn is forced to publish only the footnotes to his biography of Jonathan Balshette, a three-legged former carnival star turned deodorant magnate cum philanthropist. Using the digressions, asides, and accoutrements of a life,the footnotes tell the story of a man's journey through the historical milestones and colorful personalities of the twentieth century,
Authors: Dunn, Mark, 1956-
Title: Ibid
a life : a novel in footnotes
Publisher: San Francisco : MacAdam/Cage Pub., c2004
Characteristics: 269 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Mark Dunn
ISBN: 1931561656
Branch Call Number: FICTION DUNN
Subject Headings: Carnivals Fiction Philanthropists Fiction Cosmetics industry Fiction Abnormalities, Human Fiction Biography as a literary form Fiction
Genre/Form: Experimental fiction
Topical Term: Carnivals
Philanthropists
Cosmetics industry
Abnormalities, Human
Biography as a literary form
LCCN: 2003028137
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After the only copy of his book is destroyed in a warm bath, Mark Dunn is forced to publish only the footnotes to his biography of Jonathan Balshette, a three-legged former carnival star turned deodorant magnate cum philanthropist.


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Nov 01, 2012
  • bette108 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Incredibly clever writing, and funny. I laughed through nearly every page. The whole story is told through footnotes only.

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