Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad and other stories

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Summit Books, Aug 1, 1989 - Fiction - 158 pages
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In this collection of seven stories, an old Eskimo woman believes her lost son is living in a jukebox, an adolescent boy visits the annual reunion of shipwreck survivors, and a Hollywood couple keep their memories alive in a collection of Hawaiian shirts

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Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad and other stories

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In this collection, Norman discloses a unique talent for capturing the essence of ordinary people, the fingerprint swirl that makes each of us distinctive. In the title story, a careless man who is ... Read full review


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HOWARD NORMAN is a three-time winner of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a winner of the Lannan Award for fiction. His 1987 novel, The Northern Lights, was nominated for a National Book Award, as was his 1994 novel The Bird Artist. He is also author of the novels The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, and Devotion. His books have been translated into twelve languages. Norman teaches in the MFA program at the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, D.C., and Vermont with his wife and daughter.

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