The art of wearing a trench coat : stories
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New York : Other Press, [2021].
ISBN
9781635420784
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121 pages ; 21 cm
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Published
New York : Other Press, [2021].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781635420784

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Originally published in Catalan as L'art de portar gavardina in 2018 by Quaderns Crema, Barcelona.
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"A baker's dozen of short stories that hinge on three types of love: between couples, and toward one's parents and one's children. This slim, intimate volume of thirteen stories explores paternal, filial, and spousal love (and disappointment, and nostalgia, and panic) through a narrator who bemoans his inability to wear a trench coat well, and who finally accuses himself of being "pusillanimous." Yet in these encounters and these endings, in these details and these feelings, a compassionate, small portrait of a life emerges. Terse, droll, sometimes absurd but always lucid, Pàmies casts his gaze on the urge to write as seen through his mother's final days; on his teenage fantasy that his father was actually Jorge Semprún; and on situations such as adopting a dog to staunch a failing marriage, or a father asked to play the part of a corpse in his son's short film. In this phantasmagoria of failure and loss, Pàmies confronts us-drawing us in with his use of the second person address-with the omnipresence of well-intentioned lies despite which it may be impossible to ever make anyone else happy"--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pàmies, S., & West, A. N. (2021). The art of wearing a trench coat: stories . Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pàmies, Sergi, 1960- and Adrian Nathan, West. 2021. The Art of Wearing a Trench Coat: Stories. Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pàmies, Sergi, 1960- and Adrian Nathan, West. The Art of Wearing a Trench Coat: Stories Other Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pàmies, Sergi, and Adrian Nathan West. The Art of Wearing a Trench Coat: Stories Other Press, 2021.

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