All My Friends Are Superheroes

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Coach House Books, Oct 19, 1999 - Fiction - 120 pages
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All Tom's friends really are superheroes. There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her. So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever.

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User Review  - AJ Smith - Goodreads

Kaufman has a very pared down prose style; it's all short and grammatically simple sentences with very undemanding language; almost childlike in its simplicity. I don't mind this style if used ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Andrew Kaufman grew up near NYC, graduated from Oberlin College, earned his MFA in poetry writing from Brooklyn College, and his MA and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. His Cinnamon Bay Sonnets won the Center for Book Arts chapbook competition, and was followed by Earth's Ends, winner of the Pearl Poetry Award, and BOTH SIDES OF THE NIGER (Spuyten Duyvil, 2013). THE COMPLETE CINNAMON BAY SONNETS was published in 2014 by Rain Mountain Press. His poems have appeared in numerous journals. He is the recipient two Pushcart Poetry nominations and an NEA award. He has taught writing and literature at a number of colleges and universities, and has traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He currently lives in New York City.

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