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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W By Gabriel Brownstein

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W by Gabriel Brownstein

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A debut collection of five linked short stories, set in one New York apartment building where young Davey watches his neighbours' lives unfold.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W Summary

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W by Gabriel Brownstein

Five stories are set in one New York apartment building where young Davey watches his neighbours' lives unfold, and are inspired by classic stories by Kafka, Fitzgerald, Auden, Singer and Hawthorne. Gathered under one roof are weird and wonderful characters such as Benjamin Button, the mysterious misfit who is born a grizzled old man and grows younger, fading away towards infancy, and Wakefield who abandons his family to move over the road and spy on them through binoculars for twenty years. And upstairs in the penthouse, the proctologist with a wire-brush moustache and movie villain's limp plays Icarus and Daedalus with his misfit son. In this brilliantly inventive collection, Gabriel Brownstein brings alive the human tragedies that lurk beneath the bizarre.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W Reviews

'So ordered, plotted and interweaved as to give the weight and feel of a novel ... delivered with such accomplishment that there's never a sense of showy erudition or contrivance' Arena 'What it successfully captures is a quintessentially urban air of mystery and strangeness, a willingness to exploit and manipulate' The Times 'The stories here take on their own, independent life and power ... His gift is for a kind of rich and urgent strangeness, for infusing his prose with surges of terror or joy or anguish' TLS

About Gabriel Brownstein

Gabriel Brownstein lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book.

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GOR010653403
9780747568056
0747568057
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W by Gabriel Brownstein
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2004-01-05
224
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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