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Uncommon type: some stories

Uncommon type: some stories

Hanks, Tom, author; Twomey, Kevin, photographer (expression)

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A hectic, funny sexual affair between two best friends. A World War II veteran dealing with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A woman adjusting to life in a new neighbourhood after her divorce. Four friends going to the moon and back in a rocket ship constructed in the backyard. A teenage surfer stumbling into his father's secret life. These are just some of the people and situations that Tom Hanks explores in his first work of fiction, a collection of stories that dissects, with great affection, humour and insight, the human condition and all its foibles

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Arrow Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Tom Hanks ; photographs by Kevin Twomey
ISBN: 1784759430, 9781784759438
Note: Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2017.
Physical Description: x, 405 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Short stories.; General.; Short Stories.
Uniform Title: Short stories. Selections