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You Poor Monster

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A young Baltimore lawyer is thrown into an ugly divorce proceeding and finds himself befriending his client, the charming and generous Sam Shoogey. Shoogey is a former war hero, college football star, professional boxer and novelist. Or is he? As more and more of Shoogey's sweet and funny tales unravel, the narrator unexpectedly finds himself drawn even more to Shoogey, posing the question, "Is a lie a lie if you know it's untrue, or is it just a story?" Kun again plays with the form and function of the English language to tell a captivating story in a new way with a combination of humor and tragedy. Readers themselves will become characters in the book when they are swept up in fantastical elements that make Kun's characters so real.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : UK Hardback

Author(s): UNKNOWN
ISBN: 1-84982-222-0 / 978-1-84982-222-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unknown
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June 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: You Poor Monster: or This Should Answer Your Questions, My Son
Author(s): Michael Kun
ISBN: 1-59692-119-6 / 978-1-59692-119-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: You Poor Monster
Author(s): Michael Kun
ISBN: 1-59692-184-6 / 978-1-59692-184-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lawson Library
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