Lucky Alan: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)
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A father tries to stave off a nervous breakdown when a family trip to SeaWorld shades into the sinister; a porn critic discovers that, despite his best intentions, his reputation not to mention the stacks of smut lining his apartment precedes him; an out-of-work avant-garde stage director begins to test his limits in the theater of life; desperate forgotten comic book characters find themselves suddenly stranded on a desert island.
With his celebrated wit and invention, Lethem brilliantlytransforms the real into the surreal, uncovering the absurdity always lurking in the mundane, the twin forces of humor and tragedy that bracket experience, and the lasting desire even in the face of all that goes awry for human connection.

About the Author

Jonathan Lethem is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Dissident Gardens, Chronic City, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, and of the essay collection The Ecstasy of Influence, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Lethem s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper s Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York Times, among other publications."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101873663
ISBN-10: 1101873663
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries