Nine Hundred Grandmothers

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Wildside Press LLC, Jan 1, 1970 - Fiction - 318 pages
"Here at last are the finest of Lafferty's shorter works, stories about: a man who found one day that he knew absolutely everyone in the world; a race who kept their most ancient ancestors on shelves in the basements; a speeded-up world where a man could earn and lose a dozen fortunes a night; a friendly bearlike creature named Snuffles who said he was God... In all, twenty-one immensely enjoyable stories that will continue to delight you long after you've finished reading them." --Page [1].
 

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There is no rating. There is every rating. Lafferty just is what he is and you ingest his off-logic like a drug and follow the ride. Never get too emotionally invested, yet giggle along with his great ... Read full review

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An entertaining collection of Lafferty's short stories that sometimes gets repetitive but is always interesting. Read full review

Contents

Nine Hundred Grandmothers
7
Land of the Great Horses
20
The Six Fingers of Time
43
Frog on the Mountain
74
All the People
106
Primary Education of the Camiroi
119
Slow Tuesday Night
134
Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne
171
Polity and Custom of the Camiroi
212
In Our Block
228
Seven Day Terror
246
Whats the Name of that Town
269
Through Other Eyes
282
OneataTime
297
Guesting Time
310
Copyright

Name of the Snake
185

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R. A. Lafferty (1914-2002) was a writer and retired newspaperman in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has written many stories and several books, including "Archipelago", "The Devil Is Dead", "Not to Mention Camels", and "Ringing Changes".

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