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Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

(2011)
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Loory's collection of wry and witty, dark and perilous contemporary fables is populated by people--and monsters and trees and jocular octopi--who are motivated by the same fears and desires that isolate and unite us all. In this singular universe, televisions talk (and sometimes sing), animals live in small apartments where their nephews visit from the sea, and men and women and boys and girls fall down wells and fly through space and find love on Ferris wheels. In a voice full of fable, myth, and dream, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day draws us into a world of delightfully wicked recognitions, and introduces us to a writer of uncommon talent and imagination.


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"This guy can write!" - Ray Bradbury

"Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day is that rare find--a book that excites the reader. These tales are hilarious and vertiginous in the calmly absurd manner of Lydia Davis, Jack Handey and Etgar Keret. With his first book, Ben Loory proves he's already a master of the sleight of hand." - Stewart O'Nan


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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stories for Nightime and Some for the Day
Author(s): Ben Loory
ISBN: 0-14-311950-8 / 978-0-14-311950-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
Author(s): Ben Loory
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU