"Scar Vegas" and Other Stories

"Scar Vegas" and Other Stories

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With explosive narrative skill, Tom Paine pulls you into the worlds of a cross-dressing Army general, a confused lowlife being offered an incredible opportunity, and a despairing man whose mother hates him for no reason. Paine's stories feature exotic locales and take you on adventures you never imagined. His work has been published in the New Yorker, Playboy, Harper's, and Zoetrope and has received O. Henry awards, prizes from the Boston Review and Pushcart, and a National Magazine award, and has been optioned for film productions. Like Ernest Hemingway, Robert Stone, Richard Ford, and Russell Banks, Tom Paine grips the reader with his passion and vision.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 215 pages
  • 142.2 x 210.8 x 25.4mm | 408.24g
  • THOMSON LEARNING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0151004897
  • 9780151004898

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"The prose is unostentatiously gorgeous. The seductive cadence of the language, the velocity of the narrative, the vividness of the physical universe, the stunning economy of emotions-all of these writerly qualities converge in Tom Paine's undeniably powerful work."-Bob Shacochis, author of the immaculate invasion "Visionary, nightmarish, irresistible . . . The range and scope of these ten haunting and often morally confronting tales is extraordinary, sometimes mind-boggling."-Frederick Reiken, author of the odd sea
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63 ratings
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4 24% (15)
3 41% (26)
2 13% (8)
1 5% (3)
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