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The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Stories (large print)
- Format: Largeprint - Paperback
- Released: 14 October 2009
- Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
- ISBN: 9781458716880-POD
- Category: Large Print Books Fiction Short stories
- Availability: A print-on-demand title (usually dispatched within 14 days)
- Our Price: £25.99
- Format(inches): 10x7
- Format(mm): 254x178
- Number Of Pages: 490
- Product Weight: 843gm
- Publisher Statement: large type edition
Robert Boswell's extraordinary range grips us at full tilt in this crackling new collection. Set mainly in small, gritty American cities, each of these stories is a world unto itself. When two marriages end, one by death, the other divorce, the two wives, lifelong friends, become strangers to one another. A young man's obsession with visiting a fortune-teller leaves him nearly homeless. And in the unforgettable title story, a man recounts the summer he spent on a mountain with a loose band of slackers, living in a borrowed house, abstaining from all drugs (other than mushrooms and beer) - and ultimately asking just what kind of harm we can do to one another. Boswell's unexpectedly affecting characters and exuberant prose make The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards a book to celebrate.....ROBERT BOSWELL is the author of five novels, most recently Century's Son; two previous short-story collections; and a collection of essays, The Half-Known World: On Writing Fiction. He teaches creative writing at New Mexico State University, the University of Houston, and in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program.
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