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The Lousy Adult

The Lousy Adult

by William J. Cobb
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/11/2013
RRP  $42.99 $41.90
In The Lousy Adult, William J. Cobb reveals a world where love and respect collide with achievement and desire, a world where people often get what they want, yet must pay the price of alienation, remorse, and retribution in order to obtain it. In "The Sea Horse," a teenage boy defends a battered woman against her abusive husband while he deals with the loss of his own parents. In "Warsaw, 1984," a young man travels through Europe and ends up in a relationship in a country he can't understand. The Lousy Adult presents ten short stories about defrocked priests, guilty electricians, hardened mothers, and other colorful characters who portray the complexity of the human race. Praise for William J. Cobb's The Fire Eaters "Cobb's short stories, printed in the New Yorker and other magazines, hinted at the power he displays in this beautifully controlled and convincing debut, winner of the 1992 Associated Writing Programs award for the novel."-Publisher's Weekly
ISBN:
9781421411477
9781421411477
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
216
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x12mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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