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Tabloid Dreams
by Robert Olen Butler


Overview - "An unrepeatable feat, a tour de force." -- The Washington Post Book World

In Tabloid Dreams , Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler dazzles with his mastery of the short story and his empathy for eccentric and ostracized characters.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"An unrepeatable feat, a tour de force." --The Washington Post Book World

In Tabloid Dreams, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler dazzles with his mastery of the short story and his empathy for eccentric and ostracized characters. Using tabloid headlines as inspiration--"Boy Born with Tattoo of Elvis," "Woman Struck by Car Turns into Nymphomaniac," and "JFK Secretly Attends Jackie Auction"--Butler moves from the fantastic to the realistic, exploring enduring concepts of exile, loss, aspiration, and the search for self. Along the way, the cast includes a woman who can see through her glass eye when it's removed from the socket, a widow who sets herself on fire after losing a baking competition, a nine-year-old hit man, and a woman who dates an extraterrestrial she met in a Walmart parking lot. Tabloid Dreams weaves a seamless tapestry of high and low culture, of the surreal, sordid, and humorously sad.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802120984
  • ISBN-10: 0802120989
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: March 2013
  • Page Count: 194
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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