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Hall, James W.

ISBN 10: 0749391898 / ISBN 13: 9780749391898
Published by London: Minerva, 1991, 1991
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First Edition. Published by Norton in 1990 in the U.S., Paper Products appeared as a paperback in Great Britain. A fine copy in illustrated wraps. Signed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 000132

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Title: Paper Products

Publisher: London: Minerva, 1991

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of tales full of misfits, eccentrics, die-hards and outcasts engaged in mythic struggles with the mundane realities of life.

From Publishers Weekly:

Fans of Hall's novels ( Tropical Freeze ) and poetry ( False Statements ) will have mixed reactions to the stories in this uneven collection. Writing for the most part about the alienated--teenagers, writers, drifters, an aged widow--Hall displays a light, sure touch with characterization that preserves idiosyncrasy while stopping short of caricature. The best tales are about adolescent boys. In "Survival Week" 17-year-old Connors spends the ritual final week of his last summer at camp not by himself in the woods but with another camper and a family that includes two teenaged girls. "Miami Beach, Kentucky" tells of a boy's conflicts with a powerful father, a mayor who wants to change his town's name from Sinking Fork to Miami Beach, and a mother who is principal of the boy's high school. More heavy-handed (and bitter) are the stories about poets. In "The Electric Poet" the eponymous hero colludes with the Famous Director of the Famous Writers Conference; "Poetic Devices" is told by a naive emigre poet. Though evocative of place, these works don't reflect the power evident in Hall's novels.
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