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Roy's World: Stories: 1973-2020

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Item specifics

Condition
Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including ...
Artist
Gifford, Barry
ISBN
9781644210222
Book Title
Roy's World : Stories: 1973-2020
Publisher
Seven Stories Press
Item Length
8.3 in
Publication Year
2020
Format
Trade Paperback
Language
English
Illustrator
Yes
Item Height
2 in
Author
Barry Gifford
Genre
Fiction
Topic
General, Coming of Age, Literary
Item Weight
25.5 Oz
Item Width
5.6 in
Number of Pages
720 Pages

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Product Identifiers

Publisher
Seven Stories Press
ISBN-10
1644210223
ISBN-13
9781644210222
eBay Product ID (ePID)
18038556921

Product Key Features

Book Title
Roy's World : Stories: 1973-2020
Number of Pages
720 Pages
Language
English
Publication Year
2020
Topic
General, Coming of Age, Literary
Illustrator
Yes
Genre
Fiction
Author
Barry Gifford
Format
Trade Paperback

Dimensions

Item Height
2 in
Item Weight
25.5 Oz
Item Length
8.3 in
Item Width
5.6 in

Additional Product Features

Intended Audience
Trade
LCCN
2020-032405
Reviews
"Roy's World transcends audiences to a romantic, 1950's Chicago of the past, where the winters made you tougher, and the neighborhoods had a unique appreciation for the arts. The addition of airy and harmonious jazz music creates a noir feeling, while the writing of Gifford's is whisking you away to another place and time. ... the writing comes alive, because the stories of Roy, are the stories of Barry. As Christopher intertwines the writing with Gifford's life, the two become one and the same. Stories of Roy's father passing away are also Barry's reality and the Chicago that Gifford eloquently describes as Roy's just so happens to be the same Roger's Park that Barry lived in. The best way to describe a documentary like Roy's World is a complete artistic experience. " --amovieguy.com review of documentary "Roy's World"
Dewey Edition
23
Dewey Decimal
813.6
Edition Description
Media tie-in
Synopsis
A tie-in to the new documentary, Roy's World , directed by Rob Christopher narrated by Lili Taylor, Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe, these stories comprise one of Barry Gifford's most enduring works, his homage to the gritty Chicago landscape of his youth Barry Gifford has been writing the story of America in acclaimed novel after acclaimed novel for the last half-century. At the same time, he's been writing short stories, his "Roy stories," that show America from a different vantage point, a certain mix of innocence and worldliness. Reminiscent of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams stories, Gifford's Roy stories amount to the coming-of-age novel he never wrote, and are one of his most important literary achievements--time-pieces that preserve the lost worlds of 1950s Chicago and the American South, the landscape of postwar America seen through the lens of a boy's steady gaze. The twists and tragedies of the adult world seem to float by like curious flotsam, like the show girls from the burlesque house next door to Roy's father's pharmacy who stop by when they need a little help, or Roy's mom and the husbands she weds and then sheds after Roy's Jewish mobster father's early death. Life throws Roy more than the usual curves, but his intelligence and curiosity shape them into something unforeseen, while Roy's complete lack of self-pity allow the stories to seem to tell themselves.
LC Classification Number
PS3557.I283R69 2020
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