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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: NPR, USA Today - A collection of "first-rate" short stories (The New York Times) that explore--with great affection, humor, and insight--the human condition in all its foibles.

A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. Four friends traveling to the moon in a rocketship built in the backyard. These are just some of the stories that Tom Hanks captures in his first work of fiction.

The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central.

To many, typewriters represent a level of craftsmanship, beauty, and individuality that is harder and harder to find in the modern world. In these stories, Hanks gracefully reaches that typewriter-worthy level. By turns whimsical, witty, and moving, Uncommon Type establishes him as a welcome and wonderful new voice in contemporary fiction.

  • ISBN-13: 9781101911945
  • ISBN-10: 1101911948
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: September 2018
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Page Count: 416