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Cardinal Numbers

(1988)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From the author of Inner Tube and Odditorium, a book of strikingly original, convention-defying short stories

Cardinal Numbers
is a posthumous collection of brilliantly enigmatic short fiction by Hob Broun, written with the aid of a respirator when the author was paralyzed from the neck down. Witty and full of minimalist surprise, these stories flirt with fragment, fabulism, and collage. In "Rosella, in Stages," an old woman's experience is movingly charted through the voice of her writing in six different life stages - and in six pages, no less. "Highspeed Linear Main Street," a standout tale and an artistic credo of sorts, centers on a photographer's fixation on highway life, while the surreal "Finding Florida" features a Che Guevara who becomes struck with longing for a librarian and receives some unwelcome news from a fortune teller.
Powerfully felt as well as mordantly funny, Cardinal Numbers is a freshly singular contribution to the American short story.

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Hardback Editions

April 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: Cardinal numbers
Author(s): Hob Broun
ISBN: 0-394-56261-5 / 978-0-394-56261-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: A. A. Knopf
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cardinal Numbers: Stories
Author(s): Hob Broun
Publisher: Open Road Media
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