A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both

A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both : Stories about Human Love

By (author) Ben Greenman

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From the author of Superbad" "and Superworse, a new collection of stories about giving, wanting, and the wonders of love. <br>A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both is a collection of stories about love, the most elusive and problematic of all phenomena. With a mix of traditional, literary prose and bold - some might even say irresponsible - experimentation, Ben Greenman explores the ins and outs of modern romance. Expect tears, nudity, and recrimination. <br>Both familiar in their humanness and wholly original, these imaginative stories take us all over the map in time, place, and circumstance. From the halfhearted summer affair between a part-time bartender and a married doctor in a Miami hotel to the cryptic pseudo-erotic love letters to a friend who is "more than a friend," we experience the love of pop songs, the love of cohabitation in Chicago, and love that is so transporting it takes us to the moon-literally.

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  • Hardback | 273 pages
  • 137.2 x 205.7 x 33mm | 385.56g
  • 01 May 2007
  • MacAdam/Cage Publishing
  • English
  • 1596922079
  • 9781596922075

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Praise for Ben Greenman<br>" Just when you think Greenman has thoroughly excavated all available humor, he surprises with a snipe from an unforeseen direction." <br>- "Time Out New York<br>"<br>" [Greenman] is not afraid to attach authentic sentiment and poke around at the poignant. It works, and it works quite well... . He constantly walks a narrative tightrope." <br> - "Atlanta Journal-Constitution <br>"" It wouldn't do not to mention the genius ' Blurbs, ' which constructs an entire story out of made-up book-critic blurbs, including even one from this publication. Something extraordinary." <br>- "Kirkus "(STARRED review)

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