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A Box of Matches

A Box of Matches

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Series: Vintage Contemporaries

General FictionLiterary Fiction

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ISBN10: 0375706038
ISBN13: 9780375706035
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Mar 9 2004
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.45
Height: 0.56 Width: 5.22 Depth: 8.06
Language: English
Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks.

What Emmett thinks about is the subject of this wise and closely observed novel, which covers vast distances while moving no further than Emmett's hearth and home. Nicholson Baker's extraordinary ability to describe and celebrate life in all its rich ordinariness has never been so beautifully achieved.

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