Four for a Quarter: Fictions

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University of Alabama Press, Sep 5, 2011 - Fiction - 300 pages
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Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Four is the magic number in Michael Martone’s Four for a Quarter.  In subject—four fifth Beatles, four tie knots, four retellings of the first Xerox, even the sex lives of the Fantastic Four—and in structure—the book is separated into four sections, with each section further divided into four chapterettes—Four for a Quarter returns again and again to its originating number, making chaos comprehensible and mystery out of the most ordinary. 


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User Review  - Perry Glasser - Goodreads

Clever and funny. Folks looking for short reads will love it. Read full review

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Martone is a master wordsmith; there's a lyrical sense to his short stories (subdivided into quarters), which range from quirky bits on the Beatles to a first-person account of a wife's miscarriages. Deeply affecting. Read full review



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Michael Martone is a Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Alabama. He is the author of several books including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone.

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