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Rejoice!

(1992)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
A highly collectible first edition protected in a new brodart wrapper, not price clipped, an ex-lib or book club edition, no markings throughout.\n\nThis debut collection from a young British writer displays a remarkable variety of styles and subjects. Tighe is a restless experimenter, using a different approach for each of his 12 short stories. Donald Barthelme's influence is obvious here, especially in "Bug Out," whose numbered paragraphs read like a series of TV interviews, and in "1950: The Year of the Tiger," ostensibly a list of facts that might be found in a reference book, and Tighe's unusual characters--including a Dutch priest obsessed with birds, an Englishman drafted into the Vietnam war and an anal-retentive child, "A Kiss at the Crossroads," an elliptical account of a widower's coming to terms with his wife's death, is sharply observed and efficiently told.

Genre: General Fiction

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April 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rejoice! and Other Stories
Author(s): Carl Tighe
ISBN: 0-224-03023-X / 978-0-224-03023-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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