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Play and Other Stories (1988) [Collection]
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These tough, urban tales present characters beset by bizarre bureaucracies, real and imagined city violence, and private hells of their own making. Random occurrences shatter the charactersí assumptions about themselves and the world: a man who witnesses a baby falling to its death from an apartment building begins to hallucinate his own child tumbling from his apartment window—he finally has to leave the city to retain his sanity. Evicted from his apartment and dumped by his lover, another character is offered ten thousand dollars by an eccentric, and winds up accused of counterfeiting. And one character, upon realizing that he has become so withdrawn that he canít speak, decides to try, shocked out of his previous psychic stupor. Unifying these seventeen diverse stories, is the charactersí ability to find inner reserves that enable them to continue their struggle to make an uneasy peace with friends, lovers, the city, and themselves.


  • The Letter
  • Change
  • The Last Resort
  • A Parting
  • Speak
  • The Ringer
  • Scratch Scratch
  • Moving On
  • The Second Part
  • Down the Road
  • The Clean-Up Man
  • The News
  • The Book Review
  • Ray
  • The Rescuer
  • The Bridge
  • The Play

Original title: The Play and Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Play and Other Stories (1988)
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Language: English

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Play and Other Stories (1988)

ISBN: 0918273455

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