Last Notes


A collection of short stories.
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A collection of short stories.
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Publishers Weekly
The 10 first-person stories of Dobozy's debut, remarkable for their psychological and emotional complexity, yearn to make sense of eccentric and opaque behavior, sometimes by engaging in it. The first story, "Into the Ring," centers on a married couple who box each other to release the mutual frustration of their inability to conceive. In the moving and funny "Philip's Killer Hat," the narrator tries to dissuade his off-kilter brother from sending letters to the Thelonious Monk estate that explain the musician's tight-fitting hats "contributed to the madness that overtook" him. Dobozy draws on his Hungarian heritage in several stories. In "Four Uncles," the narrator recounts his harrowing 1958 escape from Hungary and his later reconnection with his uncles through the Canadian-Hungarian exile community. In "The Inert Landscapes of Gy rgy Ferenc," the son of an exiled Hungarian painter recounts his father's dislike of his adoptive Canada, an "art-resistant" country "that would not be reproduced." Dobozy's prose is an artistic and intellectual boon. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611451795
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Into the ring 1
Philip's killer hat 15
Tales of Hungarian resistance 35
Dead letters 50
Radio blik 62
Four uncles 79
The laughing cat 100
The inert landscapes of Gyorgy Ferenc 120
The man who came out of the corner of my eye 144
Last notes 160
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