Panorama City

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 25, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
3 Reviews
Oppen Porter thinks he’s dying. (He’s not.)

From his hospital bed, with tape recorder in hand, he unspools his tale for the benefit of his unborn son, the tale of his forty-day journey from innocence to experience, from self-described “slow absorber” to man of the world.

This is his “astonishing,”* “laugh-aloud funny,”** “crisp,”*** “delightful,”**** “indelible”***** story.

*Los Angeles Review of Books
**Cleveland Plain Dealer
***San Francisco Chronicle
****Shelf Awareness
*****Flavorwire

 

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User Review  - ReidHC - LibraryThing

When one grows up insulated and with not much world experience, you would assume that the world will both be an oyster and possibly swallow that person whole at the same time. I personally can’t say ... Read full review

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User Review  - Capybara_99 - LibraryThing

The first person story of Oppen Porter, narrated as tapes to leave to his child before the child's birth, mostly telling the story of Open's time in the big city, "Panorama City." Oppen calls himself ... Read full review

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Contents

PART TWO
31
PART THREE
105
PART FOUR
179
PART FIVE
215
PART SIX
265
Back Matter
293
Back Flap
295
Back Cover
296
Spine
297
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ANTOINE WILSON is the author of the novel The Interloper and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is a contributing editor of A Public Space and lives and surfs in Los Angeles. Visit www.antoinewilson.com.

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