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The White Rooster & Other Stories

Bausch, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0879057211 / ISBN 13: 9780879057213
Published by Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah, U.S.A., 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A very nice copy of the first edition, inscribed and additionally signed by the author on the title page. Text is very tight and clean. Appears unread. Silver gilt lettering to spine bright and unflaked. In Fine dust jacket. Not Price Clipped. No Previous Owner's Names. No tears. This is a great copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Why buy a lesser copy for more money? Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 2732

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Title: The White Rooster & Other Stories

Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition/ Inscribed

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Includes "Stag party," "The one thing in life," "The perfect prayer," "The hairpiece," and "The white rooster"

From Publishers Weekly:

Bausch's strong, beautiful, moving stories, 10 of which appear in this collection, are testaments to the human capacity to feel and connect in an emotionally alienating world. In ``Stag Party,'' a grief-stricken 23-year-old mathematician, floundering after his mother's death, clumsily attempts to rescue a terrfied, naked stripper who is assaulted by beer-soaked veterans at a stag party. In ``The Hairpiece,'' spiked with wry and bizarre, yet touching, humor, a widow reaches out to the surly stepson who despises her--by giving him her deceased husband's toupee, woven of his own hair. Humans' relationships with animals are central to several tales, including the title story, in which a sick, stray rooster's sudden appearance in the yard of a selfish, retired carpenter triggers the man's confrontation with his estranged son and new daughter-in-law. In ``Cougar,'' an allegory on the hazards of starving the creative subconscious, a stockbroker/poet, his nerves shattered, takes a solo vacation in the Ontario woods; there, he spies a cougar (or thinks he does) and indulges in a thoughtless lie about his wife that nearly costs him his marriage. Also included are topical, timely stories, one about a wife who undergoes artificial insemination against her husband's wishes (``One Thing in Life''), and another about an ex-cop who teams with a mailman to burglarize houses in hopes of arousing their suburban neighborhood to form an anti-crime squad (``Vigilance''). These wonderfully clearsighted, uncompromising tales (none of which has been collected previously) ring true and provide unalloyed pleasure.

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