The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W

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Five stories are set in one New York apartment building where young Davey watches his neighbours' lives unfold, and are inspired by classic stories by Kafka, Fitzgerald, Auden, Singer and Hawthorne. Gathered under one roof are weird and wonderful characters such as Benjamin Button, the mysterious misfit who is born a grizzled old man and grows younger, fading away towards infancy, and Wakefield who abandons his family to move over the road and spy on them through binoculars for twenty years. And upstairs in the penthouse, the proctologist with a wire-brush moustache and movie villain's limp plays Icarus and Daedalus with his misfit son. In this brilliantly inventive collection, Gabriel Brownstein brings alive the human tragedies that lurk beneath the more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 186g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747568057
  • 9780747568056
  • 2,170,050

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'So ordered, plotted and interweaved as to give the weight and feel of a novel ... delivered with such accomplishment that there's never a sense of showy erudition or contrivance' Arena 'What it successfully captures is a quintessentially urban air of mystery and strangeness, a willingness to exploit and manipulate' The Times 'The stories here take on their own, independent life and power ... His gift is for a kind of rich and urgent strangeness, for infusing his prose with surges of terror or joy or anguish' TLSshow more

About Gabriel Brownstein

Gabriel Brownstein lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first more

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119 ratings
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