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Life's a Funny Proposition, Horatio. Signed and inscribed by Barbara Garland Polikoff.

Polikoff, Barbara Garland

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ISBN 10: 0805019723 / ISBN 13: 9780805019728
Editorial: Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY, 1992
Condición: Near fine condition Encuadernación de tapa dura
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[viii], 103 pages of text. Original hardcover binding in almost new condition. Price-clipped dustjacket with minor shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Inscribed and signed by the author on the half title page "To [name withheld] In loving memory, [signed] Barbara Garland Polikoff 11/94." The text is clean and unmarked. Size: Octavo (8vo). N° de ref. de la librería 015908

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Título: Life's a Funny Proposition, Horatio. Signed ...

Editorial: Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near fine condition

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very good+ condition (DJ)

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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"Effervescing with humor, sprinkled with apt Shakespearean quotations and sweetened with a hint of first romance, this little book packs quite a wallop." --Publishers Weekly

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A leaden story about a family in mourning: It's been nearly two years since Joshua Tuckerman died, but he's still missed by his son Horatio, his wife Evie, and his father (``O.P.''--Old Professor), a retired scholar mildly disabled by a heart attack. To no obvious purpose, the author weaves in several subplots: Horatio's relationship with Angie, his best friend's sister, blossoms; Evie begins dating; O.P.'s beloved dog dies in an accident. Horatio tries to lure the depressed O.P. to the pound to pick another pet, watches resentfully as his mother tries (unsuccessfully) to have a social life, and, after several smooth encounters with Angie, begins to revise his nerdy self-image. Slow to start and loosely constructed, with characters who are introduced but never appear, facets of personality (e.g., Horatio's interest in chess) that are only superficially explored, bland dialogue (including a tacked-on anti-smoking sermon), and some obvious humor at the expense of Evie, a dentist, and Angie's mother, who's testing recipes for a health-food cookbook. In the end, Horatio, Evie, and O.P. hold a memorial service for Joshua that leaves them feeling better but otherwise little changed. (Fiction. 11-13) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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