The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife

The Man Who Gave Away His Organs Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife The eight stories and novella that make up The Man Who Gave Away His Organs Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife have the cultural scope time span and in depth character development usually found o

  • Title: The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife
  • Author: Richard M. Levine
  • ISBN: 9781592661046
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • The eight stories and novella that make up The Man Who Gave Away His Organs Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife have the cultural scope, time span and in depth character development usually found only in novels.Their mostly middle aged protagonists have reached some crisis in their lives, when an unexpected turn of events or twist of fate leads them in new, unanticipatThe eight stories and novella that make up The Man Who Gave Away His Organs Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife have the cultural scope, time span and in depth character development usually found only in novels.Their mostly middle aged protagonists have reached some crisis in their lives, when an unexpected turn of events or twist of fate leads them in new, unanticipated directions The situations are often both hilarious and tragic.The locations a holiday party for celebrity lookalikes, a college senior s graduating peformance arts piece, a support group for people named Irving Horowitz, a liver transplant ward are intriguing and unique.The prose is at once lyrical and prickly, tender and sardonic, and always, sentence by sentence, read aloud beautiful.Above all, this short story collection will entertain you throughout as few others have.

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    1. This was an unlikely choice for me - an old white male's collection of short stories - but I heard the author read at a literary event and there was something about his voice that grabbed me. So I bought the book, and really enjoyed it. So many contemporary short stories are so pretentious I find, but these are just solid good stories, set in either Berkeley, where I live, or on Long Island, with mostly a middle-aged or elderly male Jewish protagonist - but it was the humor and quirky plots that [...]

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