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- DescriptionA collection of six poignant, sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes heart-warming and frequently witty first person short stories from award-winning author Andrew Biss They say never judge a book by its cover but it's something many of us are apt to do at some point or ather. Judging a person by their appearance is equally unwise, as ne of us can kw the personal turmoil behind the public facade of a perfect stranger. But what if we could... Each of these stories juxtapose the public face with the private, conflicted person behind it. BIG GIRL: An overweight young woman named Peggy appraises her recently purchased self-help book, The Bigger the Better. THE REPLICA: An abused wife reflects on her past and deconstructs the emergence of the replica that w haunts her present. A SMALL ACT OF VANDALISM: Malcolm, a gentle, middle-aged soul with a troubled mind, keeps his mother's remains sealed in a small porcelain box. What he keeps hidden among his memories, however, isn't so easily contained. ONE NIGHT ONLY: Denny, a prisoner on death row in an Alabama State Penitentiary, spends his final moments reviewing his career as a serial killer in an interview with himself. ORGAN FAILURE: A woman in the viewing room of a funeral home addresses the body of her lover in the coffin before her. WYWH: Eileen, a reclusive, middle-aged divorcee, still haunted by the loss of her son, discovers a new life in the virtual world.
- Author BiographyAndrew Biss is an award-winning author and playwright whose work has received critical acclaim in both the U.S. and the U.K. In 2011 he was named as a finalist for the prestigious Heideman Award. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
- Author(s)Andrew Biss
- Date of Publication16/01/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight64 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine3 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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