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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Tillman Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception. Narrators - by turn infamous and nameless - shift within their own skin, struggling to unknot reminiscence from reality while scenes rush into warm focus, then cool, twist, and snap in the breeze of shifting thought. Epistle, quotation, and haiku bounce between lyrical passages of lucid beauty, echoing the scattered, cycling arpeggio of Tillman's preferred subject: the unsettled mind. Collectively, these stories own a conscience shaped by oaths made and broken; by the skeleton silence and secrets of family; by love's shifting chartreuse. They traffic in the quiet images of personal history, each one a flickering sacrament in danger of being swallowed up by the lust and desperation of their possessor: a fistful of parking tickets shoved in the glove compartment, a little black book hidden from a wife in a safe-deposit box, a planter stuffed with flowers to keep out the cooing mourning doves. They are stories fashioned with candor and animated by fits of wordplay and invention - stories that affirm Tillman's unshakable talent for wedding the patterns and rituals of thought with the blushing immediacy of existence, defying genre and defining experimental short fiction.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Laura | 1/7/2014

    " Did not care for this collection of short stories AT ALL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl Collins | 12/31/2013

    " It probably deserves more stars, but I really don't like books of short stories "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 12/9/2013

    " This set of short stories or vignettes started sharply, reminiscent of Lydia Davis, but petered out mid-way through. Thought provoking and evocative, but lacking in tangible imagery or plot development to ground the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by cat | 12/7/2013

    " 2011 Book 99/100 "

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