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Mr. Bones : twenty stories

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  • Voix de: Garrick Hagon
    Éditeur:
    Recorded Books, 2014
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Theroux, Paul
    Contributor: HighBridge Audio (Firm); Hagon, Garrick
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2014
    Summary:

    A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux's "fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination" (John Updike, The New Yorker).

    Original Publisher: Prince Frederick, [Prince Frederick, Md.], HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781622315468