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Inhaltsangabe: A dozen stories feature a young man who discovers that Eden is not a permanent residence, a baseball player who accidentally becomes a killer, and a teenager from Phoenix who experiences an unsettling sexual awakening.
Review: A wrestler gets an erection and the crowd turns viciously against him. A young, beautiful prostitute thinks better of her latest client, a baseball player who has already killed 11 spectators with his foul shots, than she does of married men "playing the dark game that some men did, putting themselves closer and closer to the edge of their lives, until something went over." A warrior justifies a major tactical mistake (not leaving enough time for the cauldron of oil to heat) in a gung-ho bureaucratic report: "The problems of the day were not attributable to inappropriate deportment. My staff was good. It was when the Visigoths had approached close enough that we could see their cruel eyes and we could read the savage and misspelled tattoos that I realized our error."
Hotel Eden offers two hilarious stories, the boiling oil project and a complex variation on a suburban myth. A young couple necking in an isolated spot hears scratching on one side of the car, speeds off, and discovers the local psychopath's prosthetic hook on the door handle. In Ron Carlson's telling, the item belongs to an innocent mental-asylum watchman. And Mr. Howard Lugdrum is more than a little upset that everyone's sympathy is going to the kids! "I was lucky I was wearing my simple hook and the straps broke; if I'd been wearing my regular armature, those two little criminals would have dragged me to death." This is a seriously funny collection, but it is also serious. In several pieces, notably the title story, "Oxygen," and "Nightcap," the characters are led astray and into disappointment or unwanted knowledge. The college student delivering medical oxygen one summer vacation realizes, "I was young those nights, but I was getting over it." Carlson is also a poet of precarious lives, humiliation, and loss.
Titel: The Hotel Eden: Stories
Verlag: W W Norton & Co Inc
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung W W Norton & Co Inc, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP2572414
Buchbeschreibung W W Norton & Co Inc, 1997. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP67865282
Buchbeschreibung Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0393040682I3N11
Buchbeschreibung Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0393040682I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0393040682I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0393040682I4N00
Buchbeschreibung W W Norton & Co Inc, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000129047
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803930406853.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: LikeNew. Pages are clean. Boards are solid, and spine is square and tight. Excellent condition inside and out. No damage to the book. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2JR89H000U9M
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803930406852.0