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Bill from My Father A Memoir

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ISBN-10: 0743249631

ISBN-13: 9780743249638

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bernard Cooper

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Edward Cooper is a hard man to know.Dour and exuberant by turns, his moods dictate the always uncertain climate of the Cooper household. Balding, octogenarian, and partial to a polyester jumpsuit, Edward Cooper makes an unlikely literary muse. But to his son he looms larger than life, an overwhelming and baffling presence. Edward's ambivalent regard for his son is the springboard from which this deeply intelligent memoir takes flight. By the time the author receives his inheritance (which includes a message his father taped to the underside of a safe deposit box), and sees the surprising epitaph inscribed on his father's headstone,The Bill from My Fatherhas become a penetrating meditation…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 1/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Bernard Cooper has won numerous awards and prizes, among them the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize, and literature fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and The National Endowment of the Arts. He has published two memoirs, Maps to Anywhere and Truth Serum, as well as a novel, A Year of Rhymes, and a collection of short stories, Guess Again. His work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, Gentleman's Quarterly, and The Paris Review and in several volumes of The Best American Essays. He lives in Los Angeles and is the art critic for Los Angeles Magazine.

First Words
My Father's Jumpsuit
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points
One Art
Winner Take Nothing
D-L-R-O-W
This Side Up
The Bill from My Father
Afterlife
Rest in Peace
Last Words