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Someday this will be funny 1 edition

Cover of: Someday this will be funny | Lynne Tillman

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The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception. Narrators – by turn infamous and nameless – shift within their own skin, struggling to unknot reminiscence from reality while scenes rush into warm focus, then cool, twist, and snap in the breeze of shifting thought. Epistle, quotation, and haiku bounce between lyrical passages of lucid beauty, echoing the scattered, cycling arpeggio of Tillman’s preferred subject: the unsettled mind. Collectively, these stories own a conscience shaped by oaths made and broken; by the skeleton silence and secrets of family; by love’s shifting chartreuse. They traffic in the quiet images of personal history, each one a flickering sacrament in danger of being swallowed up by the lust and desperation of their possessor: a fistful of parking tickets shoved in the glove compartment, a little black book hidden from a wife in a safe-deposit box, a planter stuffed with flowers to keep out the cooing mourning doves. They are stories fashioned with candor and animated by fits of wordplay and invention – stories that affirm Tillman’s unshakable talent for wedding the patterns and rituals of thought with the blushing immediacy of existence, defying genre and defining experimental short fiction.

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Someday This Will Be Funny

Published 2011 by Red Lemonade .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

That’s How Wrong My Love Is
The Unconscious is Also Ridiculous
The Substitute
A Simple Idea
Give Us Some Dirt
Playing Hurt
More Sex
Dear Ollie
But There’s A Family Resemblance
The Original Impulse
The Shadow of a Doubt
The Way We Are
A Greek Story
The Recipe
Love Sentence
Impressions of an Artist, with Haiku
Madame Realism’s Conscience
Save Me from the Pious and the Vengeful

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