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Turtleface and Beyond

Turtleface and Beyond

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
Darkly funny stories by the man David Sedaris calls "the most outlandish and energetic writer I can think of"

Paddling down a remote, meandering river, Georgie's friend Otto decides to do something both spectacular and stupid: He scales a sandy cliff that rises from the water and runs down its steep face, preparing for a triumphant running dive. As his friends look on, they watch something awful unfold: Otto lands with an odd smack and knocks himself unconscious, blood spilling from his nose and mouth. Georgie arrives on the scene first and sees a small turtle, its shell cracked, floating just below the water's surface.
Otto and the turtle survive the collision, though both need help, and Georgie finds his compassions torn. This title story sets the tone for the rest of Arthur Bradford's Turtleface and Beyond, a strangely funny collection featuring prosthetically limbed lovers, a snakebitten hitchhiker turned wedding crasher, a lawyer at the end of his rope, a menage a trois at Thailand's Resort Tik Tok, and a whole host of near disasters, narrow escapes, and complicated victories, all narrated by Georgie, who struggles with his poor decisions but finds redemption in the telling of each of his tales. Big-hearted and hilariously high-fueled, Turtleface and Beyond marks the return of a beloved and unforgettable voice in fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Turtleface and Beyond: Stories
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
ISBN: 0-374-27806-7 / 978-0-374-27806-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Turtleface and Beyond: Stories
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
ISBN: 1-250-09745-2 / 978-1-250-09745-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Turtleface and Beyond: Stories
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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