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1995, ISBN: 0316473073

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[EAN: 9780316473071], [PU: Little, Brown and Co., Boston:], SHORT STORIES., black cloth-tape w/ blue paper boards; 'LB' logo blindstamped on front, silver lettering on spine; 10 stories, 228 pgs; photo-illus dust jacket w/ $19.95 on front flap, author photo by Marion Ettlinger on rear; author's followup to 'Pugilist at Rest'. quotes by Thomas McGuane, Michael Herr, Ted Solataroff, Fred Schruers, John Skow, John Barth, Robert O'Connor, Robert stone & Judith Wynn on back cover. jacket design by Steve Snider w/ photo by Bill Miles.

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[EAN: 9780316473071], Fine, [PU: Little, Brown and Company, Boston], COLLECTIBLE RARE OUT-OF-PRINT COLLECTION SHORT STORIES BOOKS, Jacket, A most attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition with remainder mark to top edge, else Fine, in alike dust-jacket; ; Remainder

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1995, ISBN: 9780316473071

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US: Little Brown & Co (T), 1995-06-01. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 228 pages. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 461571, Little Brown & Co (T), 1995-06-01

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Cold Snap: Stories
Author:

Thom Jones

Title:

Cold Snap: Stories

ISBN:

9780316473071

It is rare for the short story as a form to accommodate so much pure dialog.... Mr. Jones immerses us in his characters' obsessions then draws back with disconcerting swiftness to suggest that all along we've been witnessing human folly through a telescopic lens., Thom Jones may be one of the few authors whose acknowledgments thank not only his dog, wife, and agent, but also Wyeth/Ayerst Laboratories and Stuart Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of Effexor and Elavil--"drugs so good they feel illegal." Likewise, Cold Snap, Jones's second volume of short fiction, is so good these stories feel (but thankfully are not) illegal. In typically manic style they draw tragicomic portraits of boxers, Marines, and other assorted tough-guy types--even, in "Rocketfire Red," a part-Aborigine surfer girl turned drag racer and international model. Pitchman extraordinaire Ad Magic from The Pugilist at Rest returns, writing fraudulent but devastatingly effective direct-mail appeals for Global Aid even as he loses his mind on the combined effects of Dexedrine, paregoric, malaria, and a thumb smashed by Rwandan soldiers. In "Way Down Deep in the Jungle," another Africa story, cynical Dr. Koestler's baboon absconds with an entire bottle of whiskey, then entertains the natives with shockingly accurate imitations of the American smoking, masturbating, and moving his bowels. A plastic surgeon boxes his way through a fatal heart attack in "Ooh Baby Baby"; a diabetic with an amputated foot feeds a black widow spider in "Pickpocket"; the young Marine of "Pot Shack" compounds his foolishness in joining up ("Why did you join? Why did you join? Etc. Why did you fucking join?") by volunteering for recon, "where they take awful to a new level." It's the kind of fictional universe in which a manic doctor plays Russian roulette to cheer himself up, and the result is somehow, improbably, funny. But these stories go well beyond whistling in the dark. They are in fact a way to hold our 20th-century demons at bay, as the epigraph from 1 Samuel suggests: "Seek out a man who is skillful in playing the lyre: and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well." May we all be well, and may Thom Jones play on. --Mary Park

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780316473071
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0316473073
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1995
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston.

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ISBN/EAN: 9780316473071

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-316-47307-3, 978-0-316-47307-1

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