Wearing Dad's Head

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Arcade Publishing, Dec 31, 1998 - Fiction - 179 pages
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Brief dreamlike sketches deal with a safari in the suburbs, a mother struck by lightning, a cow wearing lingerie, and a visit from dead parents
 

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

Picture this. A young man’s father is dead. One day the father appears, emerging naked from a large soap bubble, to visit his son. After the visit, the father leaves, again via soap bubble. The story ... Read full review

Wearing dad's head

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The author of A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane (Sun, 1984) writes of childhood and parents, of lust and death with humorous charm. He is at his best describing Bo-Peep-like Shepherdesses scrapping like ... Read full review

Contents

CHILDHOOD MEMORY
1
ANIMALS
7
TONGUE
13
OAK
19
LULLABY
25
FRONTIER DAYS
31
ADULTS
39
IN THE JUNGLE
51
PLUMBING
58
BARNYARD
66
IN THE KITCHEN
75
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Writer/performer Barry Yourgrau has been making people laugh their heads off--or gasp in astonishment--with such books as"Wearing Dad's Head" and "A Man Jumps Out of An Airplane". He's startled everyone with his appearances on MTV and National Public Radio. He even starred in a movie based on his writings, and in a music video too. He teased the world with his first book for kids, "My Curious Uncle Dudley". Barry woke up one day in the US as a kid. Now Barry's ready to unleash the hysterically dark fun and games from the deepest dark of his soul. "With my NASTYbook," grins Barry, nastily, "I invite you to share in those cruel, twisted and shockingly mischeivous delights I know you secretly adore--if you dare!" He got there all the way from South Africa, he claims... Or is this just another of his jokes?

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