A Postcard Memoir

A Postcard Memoir

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ISBN10: 1555973043 ISBN13: 9781555973049 Publisher: Graywolf Pr Published: May 1 2000 Pages: 222 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Drawing upon his collection of quirky antique postcards, Lawrence Sutin has penned A Postcard Memoir--a series of brief but intense reminiscences of his "ordinary" life. In the process, he creates an unrepentant, wholly unique account about learning to live with a consciousness all his own. Ranging from remembered events to inner states to full-blown fantasies, Sutin is at turns playful and somber, rhapsodic and mundane, funny and full of pathos. Here you'll find tales about science teachers and other horrors of adolescence, life in a comedy troupe, stepfathering--each illustrated with the postcard that triggered Sutin's muse--and presented in a mix so enticingly wayward as to prove that at least some of it really happened.

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