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The Resource Mr. Bones : twenty stories, Paul Theroux

Mr. Bones : twenty stories, Paul Theroux

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Mr. Bones : twenty stories
Title
Mr. Bones
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twenty stories
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Paul Theroux
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Mister Bones
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Language
eng
Summary
"A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux's "fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination" (John Updike, The New Yorker)"--
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"A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" (Time) Paul Theroux."--
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10358053
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Theroux, Paul
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Theroux, Paul
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FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
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adult
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twenty stories
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Mr. Bones : twenty stories, Paul Theroux
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volume
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text
Contents
Minor watt -- Mr. Bones -- Our raccoon year -- Mrs. Everest -- Another necklace -- Incident in the Oriente -- Rip it pp -- Siamese nights -- The dead don't die -- Autostop summer -- Voices of love -- The furies -- Rangers -- Action -- Long story short -- Neighbor islands -- The traveler's wife -- The first world -- Headache -- I'm the meat, you're the knife
Control code
000053212549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780544324022
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Label
Mr. Bones : twenty stories, Paul Theroux
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Minor watt -- Mr. Bones -- Our raccoon year -- Mrs. Everest -- Another necklace -- Incident in the Oriente -- Rip it pp -- Siamese nights -- The dead don't die -- Autostop summer -- Voices of love -- The furies -- Rangers -- Action -- Long story short -- Neighbor islands -- The traveler's wife -- The first world -- Headache -- I'm the meat, you're the knife
Control code
000053212549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780544324022
Isbn Type
(hardcover)

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