Another Ventriloquist

By: Gilders, Adam Penn

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Adam Penn Gilders was a virtuoso of the deadpan prose miniature. He published his stories in "Paris Review," "The Walrus" and "J&L Illustrated," before passing away in 2007, at the age of 36, of a brain tumor. "Another Ventriloquist" collects Gilders' charming vignettes, which fall somewhere between Aesop's fable and bitch session: "My friend Geoffrey, to my constant dismay, seems compelled to enjoy life's little pleasures, such as coffee or perfectly cooked eggs, all at once, without delay or hesitation. With coffee, for example, which he particularly loves, he drains his cup with almost demented eagerness, often before his companions have taken a single sip. It was as though the best experiences, like hot liquids, were liable to evaporate if measured out in teaspoons. He had what I considered a 'Now or Never' attitude which made me want to proclaim 'Never '" With this posthumous collection, Gilders bequeaths a gem of concision and wit.

Title: Another Ventriloquist

Author Name: Gilders, Adam Penn

Categories: Other,

Publisher: J&L Books:

ISBN Number: 098296420X

ISBN Number 13: 9780982964200

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z098296420XZ2

Description: 098296420X Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!