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Someday This Will Be Funny

(2011)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception. Narrators - by turn infamous and nameless - shift within their own skin, struggling to unknot reminiscence from reality while scenes rush into warm focus, then cool, twist, and snap in the breeze of shifting thought. Epistle, quotation, and haiku bounce between lyrical passages of lucid beauty, echoing the scattered, cycling arpeggio of Tillman's preferred subject: the unsettled mind. Collectively, these stories own a conscience shaped by oaths made and broken; by the skeleton silence and secrets of family; by love's shifting chartreuse. They traffic in the quiet images of personal history, each one a flickering sacrament in danger of being swallowed up by the lust and desperation of their possessor: a fistful of parking tickets shoved in the glove compartment, a little black book hidden from a wife in a safe-deposit box, a planter stuffed with flowers to keep out the cooing mourning doves. They are stories fashioned with candor and animated by fits of wordplay and invention - stories that affirm Tillman's unshakable talent for wedding the patterns and rituals of thought with the blushing immediacy of existence, defying genre and defining experimental short fiction.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Lynne Tillman has always been a hero of mine - not because I 'admire' her writing, (although I do, very, very much), but beacause I feel it. Imagine driving alone at night. You turn on the radio and hear a song that seems to say it all. That's how I feel..." - Jonathan Safran Foer


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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Someday This Will Be Funny
Author(s): Lynne Tillman
ISBN: 1-935869-00-0 / 978-1-935869-00-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Red Lemonade
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Someday This Will Be Funny
Author(s): Lynne Tillman
Publisher: Red Lemonade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU