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Bin Laden's Bald Spot & Other Stories

Doyle, Brian (Book - 2011)
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Bin Laden's Bald Spot & Other Stories
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Welcome to the peculiar and headlong world of Brian Doyle's fiction, where the odd is happening all the time, reported upon by characters of every sort and stripe. Swirling voices and skeins of story, laugher and rage, ferocious attention to detail and sweeping nuttiness, tears and chortling--these stories will remind readers of the late giant David Foster Wallace in their straightforward accounts of anything-but-straightforward events; of modern short story pioneer Raymond Carver, a bit, in their blunt, unadorned dialogue; and of Julie Whitty, a bit, in their willingness to believe what is happening, even if it absolutely shouldn't be. Funny, piercing, unique, memorable, this is a collection of stories readers will find nearly impossible to forget. -- taken from back cover.
Authors: Doyle, Brian, 1956 November 6-
Title: Bin Laden's bald spot & other stories
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 146 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Brian Doyle
Contents: Bin Laden's bald spot
King of the losers
AAA plus
The boyfriends bus
Do you think we should pull over?
Yoda
The cuckold 10K
Three basketball stories
Stay flush
Blue
Hurtgen
Welcome home dick queen!
Waking the bishop
The train
Chino's story
Malo
A confession
Mule
The fox
The man who wanted to live in the library
Ramon Martinez tells what happened that day
The Greyhound bus is your mother & father
Lucy
Pinching Bernie
Bin Laden's blind spot
Summary: Welcome to the peculiar and headlong world of Brian Doyle's fiction, where the odd is happening all the time, reported upon by characters of every sort and stripe. Swirling voices and skeins of story, laugher and rage, ferocious attention to detail and sweeping nuttiness, tears and chortling--these stories will remind readers of the late giant David Foster Wallace in their straightforward accounts of anything-but-straightforward events; of modern short story pioneer Raymond Carver, a bit, in their blunt, unadorned dialogue; and of Julie Whitty, a bit, in their willingness to believe what is happening, even if it absolutely shouldn't be. Funny, piercing, unique, memorable, this is a collection of stories readers will find nearly impossible to forget. -- taken from back cover.
ISBN: 1597099155
9781597099158
Branch Call Number: FICTION DOYLE 2011
Subject Headings: Short stories, American
Topical Term: Short stories, American
LCCN: 2011013319
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