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Small's Hotel (The Series Pilot Script, Download) By Eric Kraft
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Small’s Hotel, on a little island off Long Island, is where Peter and his wife, Albertine, have spent most of their adult lives. Albertine runs the hotel while Peter works quietly on his... More > memoirs, but the future of the hotel, and of every gift Peter dreams of giving Albertine, is in jeopardy. Business has fallen off and the old hotel is falling down. Bills are mounting. Foreclosure looms. What Peter does to save the hotel, his marriage, and possibly his life involves storytelling, friendship, memory, ghostwriting, real-estate, electrical contraptions, and great, abiding love. Adapted for television from the novel Leaving Small's Hotel.< Less
Reservations Recommended (The Screenplay) By Eric Kraft
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Screenplay by Eric Kraft, based on his novel. Matthew Barber, living in Boston, is vice-president of a toy company by day, but becomes Bertram W. Beath, restaurant reviewer, when the sun goes down.... More > Reservations Recommended is a satire of the critical mind; a dark commentary on contemporary culture; a story of midlife crisis; a morality play; and a book that matches bleakness against humor, seasoned throughout with B. W. Beath’s hilariously acid reviews. We watch as Matthew Barber descends from a self-protective superiority into a species of madness, and into the dark night of the soul. • “A brilliant satire.” LA Life • “Scary.” Kirkus Reviews • “Shrewd, adroit, and spirited.” Donna Seaman, Booklist • “A moving urban fable.” Roger Harris, Newark Star Ledger • “A merciless sendup of contemporary American pretensions.’ Janice Harayda, Cleveland Plain Dealer • “Wonderfully readable . . . touching and intelligent.” Richard Gehr, The Village Voice< Less
Small's Hotel (The Series Pilot Script) By Eric Kraft
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Small’s Hotel, on a little island off Long Island, is where Peter and his wife, Albertine, have spent most of their adult lives. Albertine runs the hotel while Peter works quietly on his... More > memoirs, but the future of the hotel, and of every gift Peter dreams of giving Albertine, is in jeopardy. Business has fallen off and the old hotel is falling down. Bills are mounting. Foreclosure looms. What Peter does to save the hotel, his marriage, and possibly his life involves storytelling, friendship, memory, ghostwriting, real-estate, electrical contraptions, and great, abiding love.  Adapted for television from the novel Leaving Small's Hotel.< Less
Take the Long Way Home By Eric Kraft
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Peter Leroy returns in memory to the fifth grade, where he finds himself gazing at Veronica McCall across the Gulf of Puberty. Remembering Veronica, the hottest little number in Babbington's... More > elementary grades at that time, inevitably leads him to reflect on the many varieties of love and lust to which the human animal is subject; to consider the roots of the animosity between Babbington's clamdiggers and chicken-farmers; to recall the occasion of his first meeting Porky White, who was to become the brains behind the Kap'n Klam chain of bivalve-based fast-food restaurants; and forces him to recreate his attempt to skate on ice. • Reviewing "Take the Long Way Home" in Baltimore's City Paper on January 11, 1985, John Strausbaugh wrote: "Kraft has constructed a complete comic universe, an American Macondo. Kraft never provokes savage mockery or brutal sneers, but quiet, sweetly melancholy smiles of recognition." • Length: novella, about 20,000 words.< Less
Life on the Bolotomy By Eric Kraft
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Peter Leroy recalls a childhood journey of discovery that he made from the mouth of the Bolotomy River to its source, traveling with his best (and imaginary) friend Rodney “Raskol”... More > Lodkochnikov. The journey begins with the work of turning a packing case (which Cap’n Andrew Leech intends to use, later, as a coffin) into a shallow-draft boat, it involves encounters with a philosophical vagrant and a gaggle of beautiful nymphs, and it ends with the metaphor of life as a river turned on its head.< Less
At Home with the Glynns By Eric Kraft
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Peter Leroy receives his sexual initiation at the hands of the Glynn twins, becomes a sketch doctor, listens to many tales about the night the Nevsky mansion burned, learns the value of hope, and... More > discovers the love of his life. As is usual with Peter's recollections, we are never certain where memory ends and imagination begins—but we are certain that we are reading the work of a brilliant memoirist who reconstructs his past with wry humor, nostalgia, satire, and dazzling invention. • “A witty and wildly digressive epistemological examination in the form of a childhood reminiscence.” The New Yorker • “Wholly engaging . . . a daring tour de force.” Jonathan Baumbach, The New York Times Book Review • “One of the more hilariously erotic pieces of writing since Lolita.” Edward Hannibal, The East Hampton Star< Less
Do Clams Bite? By Eric Kraft
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Leroy considers the origins of his childhood pelecypodophobia (the fear of bivalve mollusks), meets the imaginary friend who will remain his best friend for life, memorizes the legends of his... More > ancestors in the Leroy line (including Black Jacques Leroy, who “invented beer”), studies his father's nude photographs of family friend May Castle, and enjoys a moonlight swim with Margot and Martha, the Glynn twins, after which he concludes that clams do not bite.< Less
The Fox and the Clam By Eric Kraft
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Peter Leroy recalls his childhood friend Matthew Barber. Peter and Matthew seem unlikely friends. Matthew finds little to like in life, and his outlook is decidedly blue. Peter finds much to like in... More > life, though nearly everything puzzles him, and he is essentially sanguine about his future, no matter how groundless his optimism might be. Eventually the friends find, as most friends do, that each has added to his developing self a little of the other. • "A wonderfully wacky ringing of plot changes on the kind of idiotically moralistic fables that used to fill the pages of elementary school readers." — John Stark Bellamy II, The Cleveland Plain Dealer • "It is all about happiness and despair, and it is exceedingly wise and exceedingly funny." — Lee Pennock Huntington, Vermont Sunday Magazine< Less
Inflating a Dog (The Screenplay) Paperback By Eric Kraft
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Adapted for the screen from the eighth volume of Peter Leroy’s memoirs, in which Peter struggles to win the affections of the toothsome Patti Fiorenza while keeping both his mother’s... More > hopes and his mother’s boat afloat. Ella Leroy dreams of escaping the dreary routine of her 1950s wife-and-mom life. Without telling her husband, she enlists her son Peter and his locally-notorious girlfriend Patti in a scheme to buy a run-down clamboat and re-invent it as an elegant cruising vessel for summer people in the bayside town of Babbington, Long Island.  But after they’ve bought the boat, Peter discovers that it is slowly sinking.< Less
My Mother Takes a Tumble By Eric Kraft
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Peter Leroy explores his earliest memories, which involve a next-door neighbor with a shady occupation, a shapely blonde (a product of his imagination), six kittens and one red wagon, and his... More > mother’s tumble from her lawn chair. MY MOTHER TAKES A TUMBLE is included in LITTLE FOLLIES. However, it is also available on its own as a pocket-size paperback.< Less

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