Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

By: Currie, Ron, Jr.

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340pp. 8vo. Author has signed on the title page with signature only. There is a complete number line from 1-10, book is tight, clean, unread, unmarked, straight, and Brodart protected. A pristine copy. Author also wrote "Everything Matters," and "God is Dead."

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A bold, arresting new work of fiction from the acclaimed author of "Everything Matters "
In this tour de force of imagination, Ron Currie asks why literal veracity means more to us than deeper truths, creating yet again a genre-bending novel that will at once dazzle, move, and provoke.
The protagonist of Ron Currie, Jr. s new novel has a problem or rather, several of them. He s a writer whose latest book was destroyed in a fire. He s mourning the death of his father, and has been in love with the same woman since grade school, a woman whose beauty and allure is matched only by her talent for eluding him. Worst of all, he s not even his own man, but rather an amalgam of fact and fiction from Ron Currie s own life. When Currie the character exiles himself to a small Caribbean island to write a new book about the woman he loves, he eventually decides to fake his death, which turns out to be the best career move he s ever made. But fame and fortune come with a price, and Currie learns that in a time of twenty-four-hour news cycles, reality TV, and celebrity Twitter feeds, the one thing the world will not forgive is having been told a deeply satisfying lie.
What kind of distinction could, or should, be drawn between Currie the author and Currie the character? Or between the book you hold in your hands and the novel embedded in it? Whatever the answers, Currie, an inventive writer always eager to test the boundaries of storytelling in provocative ways, has essential things to impart along the way about heartbreak, reality, grief, deceit, human frailty, and blinding love."

Title: Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

Author Name: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 0670025348

ISBN Number 13: 9780670025343

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001354