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Passionate Spectator By Eric Kraft
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In Passionate Spectator, memoirist Peter Leroy and his wife, Albertine, are living in Manhattan—by the skin of their teeth. Casting about for a source of income, Peter purchases a book from a... More > homeless street corner peddler, Creative Self-Promotion for Taxidermists, hoping he can adapt its techniques to promote his fledgling business: Memoirs While You Wait, a writing service designed to satisfy the contemporary compulsion for confession and self-revelation. “Middle age, mortality, and the meaning of life: all are examined with the lightest touch imaginable.” Kirkus Reviews “Ebullient, canny, and entertaining.” Booklist “As devious as a Möbius strip, turning in on itself, doubling back through events that have already occurred, and generally subverting our Newtonian world view.” St. Petersburg Times “Nothing less than an assessment of each person’s place in the universe . . . as a spectator who gives shape to life simply by watching and remembering.” Nashville Scene< Less
Passionate Spectator By Eric Kraft
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In Passionate Spectator, memoirist Peter Leroy and his wife, Albertine, are living in Manhattan—by the skin of their teeth. Casting about for a source of income, Peter purchases a book from a... More > homeless street corner peddler, Creative Self-Promotion for Taxidermists, hoping he can adapt its techniques to promote his fledgling business: Memoirs While You Wait, a writing service designed to satisfy the contemporary compulsion for confession and self-revelation. “Middle age, mortality, and the meaning of life: all are examined with the lightest touch imaginable.” Kirkus Reviews “Ebullient, canny, and entertaining.” Booklist “As devious as a Möbius strip, turning in on itself, doubling back through events that have already occurred, and generally subverting our Newtonian world view.” St. Petersburg Times “Nothing less than an assessment of each person’s place in the universe . . . as a spectator who gives shape to life simply by watching and remembering.” Nashville Scene< Less
At Home with the Glynns (trade paperback) 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
Inflating a Dog By Eric Kraft
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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... More > 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. “A cheeky, amusing look at the nature of the entrepreneurial dream. Another memorable installment in [Kraft’s] innovative series. Publishers Weekly “Sentimental, loving, raucous, wise, and great fun, this is simply not to be missed.” Booklist (starred review) A hilarious riff on Don Quixote, on the desire for fame, the need for success, the power of fantasy. Boston Globe Provocative, poignant and deeply satisfying . . . especially in lyrical passages that epitomize the secret dreams and yearnings of a soul in the making, a fool for beauty. Memphis Commercial Appeal< Less

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