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Buffalo Lockjaw

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James Fitzroy isn't doing so well. Though his old friends in Buffalo believe his life in New York City is a success, in fact he writes ridiculous taglines for a greeting card company. Now he's coming home on Thanksgiving to visit his aging father and dying mother, and unlike other holidays, he's not sure how this one is going to end. Buffalo Lockjaw introduces a fresh new voice in American fiction.

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Praise for this book

"In Buffalo Lockjaw, love of one's parents and love of one's hometown mix powerfully with the mad undertow of loss that seems as inevitable in life as gravity." - Jonathan Ames

"Greg Ames, one of the funniest writers I've ever read, faces dead-on the most terrifying event in a person's life. Buffalo Lockjaw is frightening, heart-rending, and beautiful. . . . I didn't want it to end." - Poe Ballantine

"Greg Ames manages to evoke place and expose the complexities of character in a single swift phrase. It is a funny-sad, heartbreaking, hypnotically readable debut." - Adrienne Miller

Used availability for Greg Ames's Buffalo Lockjaw

Paperback Editions

March 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Buffalo Lockjaw
Author(s): Greg Ames
ISBN: 1-4013-0980-1 / 978-1-4013-0980-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Buffalo Lockjaw
Author(s): Greg Ames
Publisher: Hachette Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA