420 Characters

420 Characters

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Within this collection of miniature stories, entire worlds take shape--some like our own, some hallucinatory fairylands--populated by heartsick cowboys, random criminals, lovers and drifters. In a dazzling narrative constellation, Beach's characters contend with the strange and terrible and beautiful in life, and no outcome is certain. Begun as a series of Facebook status updates, 420 Characters marks a new turn in an acclaimed artist and illustrator's career, and features original collages by the author.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 18.03mm | 335.66g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 10 full-colour pages
  • 0547617933
  • 9780547617930
  • 537,272

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Within this collection of miniature stories, entire worlds take shape--some like our own, some hallucinatory fairylands--populated by heartsick cowboys, random criminals, lovers and drifters. In a dazzling narrative constellation, Beach's characters contend with the strange and terrible and beautiful in life, and no outcome is certain. Begun as a series of Facebook status updates, "420 Characters" marks a new turn in an acclaimed artist and illustrator's career, and features original collages by the author.
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LOU BEACH's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including "Wired," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times Book Review," "Harper's," and "Time." He has designed album covers for Weather Report, the Neville Brothers, Blink 182, and many others. This is his first book of prose.
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"Lou Beach uses words with no sympathy for the reader. He beats us senseless with his brilliance." (Terry Gilliam)"
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About Lou Beach

Lou Beach's illustrations have appeared in Wired, The New Yorker, Harper's, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. He has designed album covers for Weather Report, The Neville Brothers, Blink 182, and many others. This is his first book of prose.
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4 32% (237)
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2 11% (84)
1 5% (37)
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