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Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Paperback)

| Vintage Books | 9/4/2018

ISBN-10 : 1101911948   ISBN-13 : 9781101911945   List Price : $16.00

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One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, USA Today National Bestseller A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. Four friends traveling to the moon in a rocketship built in the backyard. These are just some of the stories that Tom Hanks captures in his first work of fiction: a collection of shorts that explore-with great affection, humor, and insight-the human condition in all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central. To many, typewriters represent a level of craftsmanship, beauty, and individuality that is harder and harder to find in the modern world. In these stories, Hanks gracefully reaches that typewriter-worthy level. By turns whimsical, witty, and moving, Uncommon Type establishes him as a welcome and wonderful new voice in contemporary fiction.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1101911948
  • ISBN-13: 9781101911945
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.00 (d)
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