420 Characters

420 Characters

eBook - 2011
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PRAISE FOR 420 CHARACTERS "A dreamy collection of mini stories and illustrations..." --New York Magazine "Marvels of economy." --New York Times T Magazine "Beach injects these tidy depictions with...boundless, michievous imagination... Unforced, thoughtful, occasionally profound...sly, surprising, playful, puzzling--and great fun." --Publishers Weekly "Eclectic, vivid moments in time, delivered in the exacting limits of social media...bold, impulsive flash fiction... These moments are...theatrical, instantly recognizable and slide off the tongue with the cacophony of a Tom Waits riff. An adroit experiment that marries linguistic restraint to literary cool." --Kirkus Reviews "Sharp and driven by a droll witl...endearing and estranging...a sharp and wonderfully funny debut...these stories add up to something wonderful." --Library Journal "Holy shit! Those are great! ... May they last a thousand years and be chiseled in stone." -Jonathan Lethem "Lou Beach uses words with no sympathy for the reader. He beats us senseless with his brilliance." -Terry Gilliam "[Beach] understands narrative in a deep way." -J. Robert Lennon "Lou Beach is full of wit, mirth and intelligence."--Gary Panter, Emmy Award-winning author of Jimbo in Purgatory "In only a few sentences, he remarkably manages to evoke character, milieu and mood." -Joe Frank, Peabody Award-winning radio personality "Bizarre and awesome." -- Bookslut PRAISE FOR THE ARTWORK OF LOU BEACH "The art of Lou Beach is probably smarter than you." -Matt Groening "Very precise hallucinations ... taking your breath away." -George Saunders "Original, provocative, definitely outside the box." -Jeff Bridges
Alternately surreal, funny, ominous, and lyrical, Lou Beach's 420 Characters offers an experience as dazzling as any in contemporary fiction. Revealing worlds of meaning in single paragraphs, these crystalline miniature stories that began as Facebook status updates mark a new turn in an acclaimed artist and illustrator's career. This e-book edition has been enhanced with original collages by the author and with exclusive audio of fifteen stories brilliantly read by legendary rock musician Dave Alvin, Golden Globe-winning actor Ian McShane, and Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780547617947
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (176 pages)
Call Number: eBook


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