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Bin Laden's Bald Spot and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 1597099155

ISBN-13: 9781597099158

Edition: 2011

Authors: Brian Doyle

List price: $16.95
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Welcome to the peculiar and headlong world of Brian Doyle's fiction, where the odd is happening all the time, reported upon by characters of every sort and stripe. Swirling voices and skeins of story, laughter and rage, ferocious attention to detail and sweeping nuttiness, tears and chortling-these stories will remind readers of the late giant David Foster Wallace, in their straightforward accounts of anything-but-straightforward events; of modern short story pioneer Raymond Carver, a bit, in their blunt, unadorned dialogue; and of Julia Whitty, a bit, in their willingness to believe what is happening, even if it absolutely shouldn't be. Funny, piercing, unique, memorable, this is a…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 10/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Brian James Patrick Doyle was born in New York on November 6, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Notre Dame 1978. He worked for several magazines including U.S. Catholic, Boston College Magazine, and Portland Magazine, which he was editor of from 1991 until his death. His books included Mink River, Martin Marten, Bin Laden's Bald Spot, Children and Other Wild Animals, Prayer for Cashiers and Checkout-Counter Folks, and The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson. He died Saturday from complications related to a brain tumor on May 27, 2017 at the age of 60.