Middle Men

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Product Number: Z06525
Released: Jul 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470352387
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In Middle Men, Stegner Fellow and New Yorker contributor Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California, portraying a group of men, from young dreamers to old vets, as they make valiant forays into middle-class respectability. In " Play the Man" a high-school basketball player aspires to a college scholarship, in " Elephant Doors" , a production assistant on a game show moonlights as a stand-up comedian, and in the collection' s last story, the immensely moving " Costello" , a middle-aged plumbing supplies salesman comes to terms with the death of his wife. The men in Gavin' s stories all find themselves stuck somewhere in the middle, caught half way between their dreams and the often crushing reality of their lives. A work of profound humanity that pairs moments of high comedy with searing truths about life' s missed opportunities, Middle Men brings to life a series of unforgettable characters learning what it means to love and work and be in the world as a man, and it offers our first look at a gifted writer who has just begun teaching us the tools of his trade.


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Middle Men
Product Number: BX00029561
Product Number:C02490
Product Number:Z06525

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Author(s): Jim Gavin
Product Number C02490
Released: Jul 14, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470350840
Author(s): Jim Gavin
Product Number MP1353
Released: Aug 15, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490626017
Author(s): Jim Gavin
Product Number EB00561376
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781451649369