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Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives

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Watson, Brad (Book - 2010)
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Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives
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In this, his first collection of stories since his celebrated, award-winning Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson takes us even deeper into the riotous, appalling, and mournful oddity of human beings.In prose so perfectly pitched as to suggest some celestial harmony, he writes about every kind of domestic discord: unruly or distant children, alienated spouses, domestic abuse, loneliness, death, divorce. In his masterful title novella, a freshly married teenaged couple are visited by an unusual pair of inmates from a nearby insane asylum--and find out exactly how mismatched they really are.With exquisite tenderness, Watson relates the brutality of both nature and human nature. There's no question about it. Brad Watson writes so well--with such an all-seeing, six-dimensional view of human hopes, inadequacies, and rare grace--that he must be an extraterrestrial.
Authors: Watson, Brad
Title: Aliens in the prime of their lives
stories
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 268 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Brad Watson
Contents: Vacuum
The Misses Moses
Fallen Nellie
Are you Mister Lonelee?
Terrible argument
Water dog God
Visitation
Ordinary monsters
Carl's outside
Alamo Plaza
Noon
Aliens in the prime of their lives
ISBN: 0393057119
9780393057119
Branch Call Number: FICTION WATSON 2010
Subject Headings: Short stories Domestic relations Fiction
Topical Term: Short stories
Domestic relations
LCCN: 2009023469
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