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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W

(2002)
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In this brilliantly inventive collection that play on famous stories and myths, Gabriel Brownstein brings alive the human tragedies that lurk beneath the bizarre and the Kafkaesque. Five stories are set in one apartment building, where young Davey Birnbaum watches his neighbours' lives unfold. The title story reworks F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, whose hero is born as an old man and ages in reverse; Brownstein's Button lives on the third floor, fading away towards infancy. In apartment 7E, a lawyer named Zauberman reenacts the life of Hawthorne's Wakefield, abandoning his family so that he can spy on them. 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. Clever, stylish, sad and ironic, this is the debut of a talented, highly original young writer.

    

Used availability for Gabriel Brownstein's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W

Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein
ISBN: 0-393-05151-X / 978-0-393-05151-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt 3W
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein
ISBN: 0-7475-6805-7 / 978-0-7475-6805-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W: Fiction
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein
ISBN: 0-393-32478-8 / 978-0-393-32478-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt.3W
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein
ISBN: 0-7475-6010-2 / 978-0-7475-6010-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

October 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


October 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt 3w
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein, Scott Brick
ISBN: 1-4332-1054-1 / 978-1-4332-1054-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein
ISBN: 1-4332-1055-X / 978-1-4332-1055-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt 3W
Author(s): Gabriel Brownstein
ISBN: 1-4332-1056-8 / 978-1-4332-1056-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK