Call me Waiter: an autobiographical novel

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Pressed Wafer, 2008 - Fiction - 134 pages
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Fiction. CALL ME WAITER is a memoir, with a few liberties taken, of poet and novelist Joseph Torra's twenty years as a waiter and "working the stick" (bartending) in and around Boston. Restaurant work was Torra's night job affording him the time to write his poems (Keeping Watching the Sky, After the Chinese) and his My Ground trilogy of novels. There are no celebrity chefs in Torra's book but plenty of adventures inside the kitchen, out on the restaurant floor and behind the bar. It is a book about one man's world of work. Now Torra can write Call Me Writer.

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Joseph Torra is the author of numerous novels and books of poetry. Joe's titles include Gas Station, the My Ground Trilogy, They Say, Call Me Waiter and After the Chinese. Time Being is forthcoming from Lowell's Bootstrap Productions in 2009. He edited Stephen Jonas, Selected Poems. From 1990 - 1996 he published and edited lift magazine and presently Joseph serves as a contributing editor at Pressed Wafer Press. He teaches in the English Department at UMASS Boston and lives in Somerville with his wife and two daughters.

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