Title: Tabloid Dreams: Stories
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0805031316 This hardcover book is square and tight, being a stated first edition. The boards, spine, endpages and gilt/lettering are all pristine. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright and AS NEW. Original price is intact. Brodart protected. Not ex-lib. Green spot in upper edge (assumed remainder mark). Signed by author on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 000724
Synopsis: A collection of short stories by the award-winning author of They Whisper features such tales as "Boy Born With Elvis Tatoo,""Titanic Victim Speaks Through Water Bed," and "Woman Uses Glass Eye to Spy on Cheating Husband." 50,000 first printing.
Review: Robert Olen Butler's last short story collection, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, was a keen, piercing book told largely in the voice of Vietnamese immigrants to America. To say that his new collection is a departure is an understatement: Butler has taken actual headlines from the more outrageous of the supermarket tabloids and fashioned short fiction around them. Headlines such as "Titanic Victim Speaks Through Waterbed," "Woman Loses Cookie Bake-Off, Sets Self on Fire," and "Every Man She Kisses Dies" are the starting points for this quirky volume from one of the most original American writers at work today.
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