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The Sleep of Baby Filbertson and Other Stories

(1959)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From James Leo Herlihy (author of Midnight Cowboy) comes a series of grim yet insightful short stories in his first collection, The Sleep of Baby Filbertson. Both an examination of the darker themes of alienation and isolation and an elevation of the oddities and quirks that make up human nature, Herlihy's seven tales tackle the anxieties of fragile people and get to the heart of a world inhabited by perennial outsiders.

Agoraphobic Daisy Filbertson and her teenage son, Rudy, both addicted to sleeping pills, find themselves frantically running from city to city fueled by Daisy's manic insistence. A lonely mother tries to start her life over and find a new father for her daughter on an Army base. An immigrant from Uruguay writes letters to his Mamacita while he tries to find himself in the US. And a staunch Baptist has her world challenged when she meets a handsome artist.



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October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Sleep of Baby Filbertson: And Other Stories
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
ISBN: 1-72135-545-6 / 978-1-72135-545-7
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sleep of Baby Filbertson: And Other Stories
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
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Title: The Sleep of Baby Filbertson: And Other Stories
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sleep of Baby Filbertson: And Other Stories
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
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April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sleep of Baby Filbertson: And other stories
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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