How best to avoid dying stories by Owen Egerton

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Published by Dalton Pub. in Austin, Tex .

Written in English

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StatementOwen Egerton.
LC ClassificationsPS3605.G47 H69 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17871228M
ISBN 100974070378
ISBN 109780974070377
LC Control Number2007011676

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Praise for How Best to Avoid Dying: "Egerton offers a collection in the vein of Chuck Palahniuk, full of cynical insight and sardonic humor." - Publishers Weekly "at once creepy and disturbingly funny."- Kirkus.

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He is also the author of the one-man play "The Other Side of Sleep" and the novels The Book of Harold, which is currently in development as a television series with Warner Bros Television, and Everyone Says That at the End of the.

About How Best to Avoid Dying: In this devilishly clever collection of short fiction, renowned humorist Owen Egerton leads us on a wildly surprising, darkly comic, and often heart-wrenching ride into the terrible beauty of life's end. With razor wit and compassionate insight, Egerton has a crafted a work that brilliantly explores the pain and.

Few characters in this Kafka-indebted story collection from Egerton (The Book of Harold) actually want to “avoid dying.” Instead, they mock, glorify, seek, or ruminate on death.

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