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Author Loory, Ben, author.

Title Tales of falling and flying / Ben Loory.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC LOORY,B    Available
Description 199 pages ; 20 cm
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Contents I. The dodo -- The sword -- James K. Polk -- Missing -- The ambulance driver -- The cape -- The frog and the bird -- Picasso -- The monster -- The subway -- Lana Onion -- The wall -- War and peace -- II. The squid who fell in love with the sun -- The telescope -- Toward the earth -- The rock eater -- The end of the list -- The man, the restaurant, and the Eiffel Tower -- The cracks in the sidewalks -- Death and the lady -- Spiders -- The sloth -- The ostrich and the aliens -- The madman -- The porpoise -- III. The dragon -- The candelabra -- The fall -- Fernando -- The ocean next door -- Zombies -- Gorillas -- The astronaut -- The island -- The writer -- The woman, the letter, the mirror, and the door -- Wings -- The lemon tree -- Elmore Leonard.
Summary "Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humour, in the signature voice that drew readers to his highly praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory's characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of Paris or cephalopods fixated on space travel. In propulsive language that brilliantly showcases Loory's vast imagination, Tales of Falling and Flying expands our understanding of how fiction can work and is sure to cement his reputation as one of the most innovative short-story writers working today." --Publisher description.
Subject Short stories.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9780143130109 paperback
0143130102 paperback

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