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About Harry Towns

(1974)
A novel by

 
 
Bruce Jay Friedman has been hailed by critics as a comic genius, a writer whose vision confronts the malaise of contemporary life with a liberating deadpan humor. Grove Press is proud to reissue one of the classic novels by this acclaimed master of modern humor. About Harry Towns is the story of the eponymous screenwriter, a man reveling in the freewheeling atmosphere of the early 1970s, a bicoastal playboy with a broken marriage and a child he rarely sees. But when his perfectly constructed life begins to spin out of control, he must decide to pick up the scattered pieces of his past to begin anew. Praise for About Harry Towns: "A goddamn heartbreaking delight and you are a fool if you miss it. Friedman has created a character unique, haunting, and completely memorable in stories which tickle, depress, gouge below the belt and at second or third reading hold up as nothing less than a joy." -- The Washington Post Book World

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Hardback Editions

February 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: About Harry Towns
Author(s): Bruce Jay Friedman
ISBN: 0-224-01063-8 / 978-0-224-01063-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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May 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: About Harry Towns
Author(s): Bruce Jay Friedman
ISBN: 0-394-48178-X / 978-0-394-48178-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

October 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: About Harry Towns
Author(s): Bruce Jay Friedman
ISBN: 0-8021-3738-5 / 978-0-8021-3738-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: About Harry Towns
Author(s):
ISBN: 0-553-06340-5 / 978-0-553-06340-0 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: About Harry Towns
Author(s): Bruce Jay Friedman
Publisher: Grove Press
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