Pieces for the Left Hand

by J. Robert Lennon (Author)
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Finally available in the United States, a singular story collection that Time Out declared "unsettlingly brilliant"

Astudent's suicide note is not what it seems. A high school football rivalry turns absurd?and deadly. A much-loved cat seems to have been a different animal all along. A pair of identical twins aren't identical at all?or even related. A man finds his own yellowed birth announcement inside a bureau bought at auction. Set in a small upstate New York town, told in a conversational style, Pieces for the Left Hand is a stream of a hundred anecdotes, none much longer than a page. At once funny, bizarre, familiar, and disturbing, these deceptively straightforward tales nevertheless shock and amaze through uncanny coincidence, tragic misunderstanding, strange occurrence, or sudden insight. Unposted letters, unexpected visitors, false memories?in J. Robert Lennon's vision of America, these are the things that decide our fate. Wry and deadpan, powerful and philosophical, these addictive little tales reveal the everyday world as a strange and eerie place.

Book details

Publication date
August 30, 2010
Publisher
Page count
224
ISBN
9781555970048
Paper ISBN
9781555975234
File size
1 MB