The Short Version: An Abc Book
Literary Nonfiction. Stan Persky's appropriation of the alphabetical list results in a seductive mix of autobiography, essay, travel memoir, and philosophy. Alphabetically arranged essays that ask: where are we—individually and collectively, historically and geographically? And replies: at home, in the world. He evokes the blues beat of having been "Born in Chicago in 1941" and wanders the back alleys of Bangkok, Berlin, and Bucharest. And that's just a sampling from the Bs.
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