Twenty Odd Tales

Twenty Odd Tales : Including the Orinoco Stories

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Twenty-one irreverent stories tracing the triumphs and follies of a clan of headstrong, wooden-shoed Dutch immigrants, from 1900 until the end of the century, as told by their deugenits (no-good) gay grandson. The second group of stories includes first-person vignettes of some well-known people like Gerald Ford, Eleanor Roosevelt, and LBJ as encountered during the 1960s. There is a freighter voyage to Tangiers in this section, and a treasure tale. The last group of stories present an Orinoco shaman who outwits an evangelist; a temp secretary who founds a NY art school on nothing more than a monkey wig and her own earnings; we meet a twelve year old boy whose death from an overdose of heroin inspired a social movement; and a 90 year old Quaker who taught youngsters to ignore the bad but answer the good in more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Hudson House Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white halftones
  • 158776928X
  • 9781587769283

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"Once again, tales intriguing and thought provoking. " -- Sue Tebbe .""show more

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