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Aliens in The Prime of Their Lives: Stories (Signed First Edition)

Brad Watson

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ISBN 10: 0393057119 / ISBN 13: 9780393057119
Published by Norton, 2010
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New York: Norton [2010]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW/NEW. A clean unread copy, very fine/very fine in all respects. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with protective mylar cover. Smoke-free shop. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and opened only for author signing. Finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award, 2010. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 02-2011-80

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Title: Aliens in The Prime of Their Lives: Stories ...

Publisher: Norton

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Finalist for the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: "Watson's talent is singular, truly awesome; [his stories] are infused with an uncanny beauty."―A. M. Homes

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.

About the Author:

Brad Watson teaches creative writing at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. His first collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men, won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts & Letters; his first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and his Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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