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Author: Saul Bellow Narrator: Joe Barrett, Grover Gardner, Dawn Harvey Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781504607469

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Him with His Foot in His Mouth, and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. In the title piece, a musicologist awaiting extradition in British Columbia reflects on the events of his past that led to his criminal offense—beginning with a thoughtless insult he’d given over thirty years earlier. “What Kind of Day Did You Have?” explores the humorous conflicts in a single day in the lives of a divorcée and her lovers. Reanimating the Chicago of the past as only Bellow can, “Zetland: By a Character Witness” tells the story of the early life of a brilliant but eccentric artist. In “A Silver Dish” a man mourning his father recalls his memories of their relationship. And in “Cousins” a successful man is drawn into his cousin’s life of criminal activities. Witty and at times emotional, Him with His Foot in His Mouth, and Other Stories is a must-have collection for all Bellow fans.

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  • “Family fiction and the fiction-of-ideas: these are the two competing concerns in Bellow’s recent work—with the combination at its most problematic in his last novel, The Dean’s December. Here, however, in five shorter works from the past decade, those seemingly contradictory roles—the darkly comic memoirist, the thorny essayist—are on more rewarding display, occasionally even blending in a richly charming way…This welcome gathering presents the restless Bellow voice in full cry—taut, colorful, Talmudic, and large-hearted.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “The backbone of twentieth-century American literature has been provided by two novelists—William Faulkner and Saul Bellow.”

    - Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize–winning author, praise for the author
  • “If the soul is the mind at its purest, best, clearest, busiest, profoundest, then Bellow’s charge has been to restore the soul to American literature.”

    - New York Times, praise for the author
  • “Sharp, erudite, beautifully measured…[Bellow] is one of the most gifted chroniclers of the Western world.”

    - Times (London), praise for the author

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About the Author

Saul Bellow (1915–2005), author of numerous novels, novellas, and stories, was the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards. He also received the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. During the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, Bellow served as a war correspondent for Newsday. He taught at New York University, Princeton, and the University of Minnesota and was chairman of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

About the Narrators

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Dawn Harvey has been performing for as long as she has been able to walk and talk and sing. She was already a stage and film actress when she began her voice-over career and now is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.