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A model world and other stories

Short Stories. Written with wryness and intellectual depth, this is a collection of eleven wonderful stories about growing up and growing wise. In S̀ Angel', a group of wedding guests is hijacked by a fast-talking real estate agent, but not before the bride herself disappears. S̀moke' takes us to a baseball catcher's funeral, where one of the mourners - a has-been pitcher - confronts the ruins of his career. In the hilarious title story, a graduate student plagiarizes a dissertation on the movement of clouds, only to find himself and his faculty advisor in a parlour game where each player must confess the worst thing he or she has ever done. The second part of the book ,T̀he Lost World', is a series of stories about a young boy, Nathan Shapiro, who must face the wrenching emotions caused by his parents' bitter divorce.

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  • "Short Stories. Written with wryness and intellectual depth, this is a collection of eleven wonderful stories about growing up and growing wise. In S̀ Angel', a group of wedding guests is hijacked by a fast-talking real estate agent, but not before the bride herself disappears. S̀moke' takes us to a baseball catcher's funeral, where one of the mourners - a has-been pitcher - confronts the ruins of his career. In the hilarious title story, a graduate student plagiarizes a dissertation on the movement of clouds, only to find himself and his faculty advisor in a parlour game where each player must confess the worst thing he or she has ever done. The second part of the book ,T̀he Lost World', is a series of stories about a young boy, Nathan Shapiro, who must face the wrenching emotions caused by his parents' bitter divorce."@en
  • "Chabon & rsquo;s dazzling first story collection reveals lives anchored in fantasy but disrupted by surprising realities In these eleven elegant tales, characters hold tight to private dreams even as their closest relationships crumble. Five stories follow Nathan Shapiro from the spoiled beach vacation where he learns of his parents & rsquo; divorce through his anxious adolescence and a woefully misguided crush. Other stories find ex-lovers tormenting each other at an oceanside caf & eacute;, a has-been baseball pro at the funeral of a more successful teammate, and a Pittsburgh disc jockey still pining for a woman who married him to get her American citizenship. Graceful, witty, and moving, the stories of A Model World helped establish Chabon as one of America & rsquo;s most distinctive fiction writers and prose stylists. This ebook features a biography of the author."@en
  • "Chabon's dazzling first story collection reveals lives anchored in fantasy but disrupted by surprising realitiesIn these eleven elegant tales, characters hold tight to private dreams even as their closest relationships crumble. Five stories follow Nathan Shapiro from the spoiled beach vacation where he learns of his parents' divorce through his anxious adolescence and a woefully misguided crush. Other stories find ex-lovers tormenting each other at an oceanside café, a has-been baseball pro at the funeral of a more successful teammate, and a Pittsburgh disc jockey still pining for a woman who married him to get her American citizenship. Graceful, witty, and moving, the stories of A Model World helped establish Chabon as one of America's most distinctive fiction writers and prose stylists. This ebook features a biography of the author."@en
  • "Chabon & rsquo;s dazzling first story collection reveals lives anchored in fantasy but disrupted by surprising realities In these eleven elegant tales, characters hold tight to private dreams even as their closest relationships crumble. Five stories follow Nathan Shapiro from the spoiled beach vacation where he learns of his parents & rsquo; divorce through his anxious adolescence and a woefully misguided crush. Other stories find ex-lovers tormenting each other at an oceanside caf̌, a has-been baseball pro at the funeral of a more successful teammate, and a Pittsburgh disc jockey still pining for a woman who married him to get her American citizenship. Graceful, witty, and moving, the stories of A Model World helped establish Chabon as one of America & rsquo;s most distinctive fiction writers and prose stylists. This ebook features a biography of the author."@en
  • "A collection of short stories includes "A Model World", Millionaires", and a series of tales about a young boy experiencing the pain of his parents imminent divorce."
  • "A collection of short stories includes "A Model World", "Millionaires", and a series of tales about a young boy experiencing the pain of his parents' imminent divorce."

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Short stories"@en
  • "Short stories"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Nouvelles américaines"

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  • "A model world : and other stories"
  • "A model world and other stories"@en
  • "A model world and other stories"
  • "A model world"
  • "A Model world and other stories"
  • "Model World And Other Stories"@en
  • "A Model world"