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On the Yankee Station Stories

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ISBN-10: 0375705112

ISBN-13: 9780375705113

Edition: 2001

Authors: William Boyd

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Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives. From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a world populated by weary souls who turn to fantasy as their sole escape from life's inequities. Stranded in an African hotel during a coup, an oafish Englishman impresses a young stewardess with stories of an enchanted life completely at odds with his sordid existence in "The Coup." In the title story, an arrogant, sadistic American pilot in Vietnam underestimaets the power of revenge when he relentlessly persecutes a member of his maintenance crew. With droll humor and rare…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Next Boat from Douala
Not Yet, Jayette
Hardly Ever
The Care and Attention of Swimming Pools
Killing Lizards
Bizarre Situations
Gifts
On the Yankee Station
Histoire Vache
My Girl in Skintight Jeans
Extracts from the Journal of Flying Officer J
Bat-Girl!
Love Hurts
The Coup
Long Story Short