Children playing before a statue of Hercules

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Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,
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©2005.
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English
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A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff.David Sedaris is an exceptional reader. Alone in his apartment, he reads stories aloud to the point he has them memorized. Sometimes he fantasizes that he wrote them. Sometimes, when they’re his very favorite stories, he’ll fantasize about reading them in front of an audience and taking credit for them. The audience in these fantasies always loves him and gives him the respect he deserves. David Sedaris didn’t write the stories in Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules . But he did read them. And he liked them enough to hand pick them for this collection of short fiction. Featuring such notable writers as Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, Jean Thompson, and Tobias Wolff, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules includes some of the most influential and talented short story writers, contemporary and classic. Perfect for fans who suffer from Sedaris fever, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules will tide them over and provide relief.
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074327394
9780743273947
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table_of_contents Applause, applause /, Bullet in the brain /, Cosmopolitan /, Epilogue: about 826NYC /, Gryphon /, Half a grapefruit /, I know what I'm doing about all the attention I've been getting /, In the cemetery where Al Jolson is buried /, Interpreter of maladies /, Irish girl /, Oh, Joseph, I'm so tired /, People like that are the only people here : canonical babbling in Peed Onk /, Revelation /, Song of the shirt, 1941 /, The best of Betty /, The garden party /, The girl with the blackened eye /, Where the door is always open and the welcome mat is out /
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