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WRINKLES

Charles Simmons

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ISBN 10: 0374293333 / ISBN 13: 9780374293338
Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 1978
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author. One corner bumped. Some shelfwear on top edge. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean. Binding is tight. Dust jacket is clean and bright with some rubbing to solid areas. Bookseller Inventory # 87196

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Title: WRINKLES

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: By author

Edition: First Edition

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A brilliantly original examination of the many aspects that make up a life - from birth, up and over the hill, and into the wilderness of old age

A truly astonishing and original work of fiction, Wrinkles is the story of a life lived 44 times, from childhood to adulthood to old age. It is a story of one man, a writer, who is born, who grows, who loves, who stops loving; who eats, sleeps, smokes, lies, boozes, cheats, regrets, has sex, has dreams, and lives. In short yet intimately detailed chapters, each covering a single aspect of his life from youth through old age, we get to know this person fully through the small yet telling incidents that make him who he is. He remembers the taste of a cigarette, the feel of his army uniform, the scent of a lover, the strange and unexpected touch of a college professor's hand, and so many more small experiences that can never be shaken off.

At once poignant, funny, and troubling, Charles Simmons's Wrinkles is a dissection of an ordinary existence made extraordinary through reflection - a brilliant celebration of the not-so-simple act of being alive.

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Simmons, Charles was born on August 17, 1924 in New York City. Son of Charles and Mary (Landrigan) Simmons. He served with the Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

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