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    Someday This Will be Funny (Paperback) By (author) Lynne Tillman

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    DescriptionThe stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception. Narrators -- by turn infamous and nameless -- shift within their own skin, struggling to unknot reminiscence from reality while scenes rush into warm focus, then cool, twist, and snap in the breeze of shifting thought. Epistle, quotation, and haiku bounce between lyrical passages of lucid beauty, echoing the scattered, cycling arpeggio of Tillman's preferred subject: the unsettled mind. Collectively, these stories own a conscience shaped by oaths made and broken; by the skeleton silence and secrets of family; by love's shifting chartreuse. They traffic in the quiet images of personal history, each one a flickering sacrament in danger of being swallowed up by the lust and desperation of their possessor: a fistful of parking tickets shoved in the glove compartment, a little black book hidden from a wife in a safe-deposit box, a planter stuffed with flowers to keep out the cooing mourning doves. They are stories fashioned with candor and animated by fits of wordplay and invention -- stories that affirm Tillman's unshakable talent for wedding the patterns and rituals of thought with the blushing immediacy of existence, defying genre and defining experimental short fiction.


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    Title
    Someday This Will be Funny
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynne Tillman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 257 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781935869009
    ISBN 10: 1935869000
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PS3570.I42 S66 2011
    DC23: 813.54
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Red Lemonade
    Imprint name
    Red Lemonade
    Publication date
    28 April 2011
    Review quote
    "Tillman's gorgeous and potent latest finds the innovative author embracing diverse, imaginative forms in these often brief but always intriguing tales"—Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Gorgeously at ease and technically virtuosic...Tillman is simply a terrific prose stylist whose work should have wide appeal—"New York Times Book Review "Clever intricate fictions that map both the complication and comedy of the moments that most writers miss—"Times Literary Supplement