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Coming Close: A Novella and Three Stories as Alternative Autobiographies
 

Coming Close: A Novella and Three Stories as Alternative Autobiographies (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

By Friedman, B. H.

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Coming Close is what the author calls alternative autobiographies --four stories, each dealing freely with different, though sometimes overlapping, material through which we understand the complexity of a man's life. In the previously unpublished novella Watching Father Die, a so...n sees his father die--both as physical man and psychological symbol. At the same time, the son watches himself die, and cool rage balances warm compassion. Drinking Smoke, and Moving in Place, have both been published in prestigious literary magazines-- New American Review and The Hudson Review. Like the novella, each is concerned with an obsession. Moving in Place received a Fels Award of the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines as one of the five best stories of the year. Finally, Choosing a Name focuses on how a man who is nameless, though precisely identified in the first three stories, comes close to being B.H. Friedman. Altogether, the four stories reinforce one another to become a coherent, multi-faceted self-portrait.
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ISBN 9780914590712
Released NZ 15 May 2006
Publisher Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd ed.
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ISBN-13 9780914590712
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Northwestern University Press
Released 15 May 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd ed.
Edition 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Friedman, B. H.
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 189
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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