Strange Tales of Secret Lives

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In this new collection by World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer, the secret lives of librarians, doctors, lawyers, university students, bank tellers, sex shop clerks and dozens of others are revealed for the first time. Ordered by profession, these short-short stories range from the hilarious to the somber, the absurd to the revelatory. Using real people as the springboard, VanderMeer has created a rich blend of the factual and the imaginary in which everyone gets the secret life they deserve. A luminous ...

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Rockville 2008 First edition, Hardcover, SIGNED limited, New in dust jacket, New Many of the "lives" featured here are adapted from the real lives of our own good customers. ... The whole idea behind SECRET LIVES is a great one. We've been privileged to read many of the entries in SECRET LIVES and honestly, this book is one of the most interesting and entertaining ones to come down the pike in...in several lifetimes. We expect that the 1000 copy print run will be sold out shortly after publication. We expect to account for a significant percentage of the sales on this number. Jeff VanderMeer is one of our favorite living writers and one of our favorite living people. Here's our heartfelt endorsement and our suggestion that you order early and often on this glorious title. Great book here! This edition is limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies. Fabulous cover art from Terry Rentzepis. Marking ribbon, illustrated endpapers and interior illustrations as well. Read more Show Less

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Overview

In this new collection by World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer, the secret lives of librarians, doctors, lawyers, university students, bank tellers, sex shop clerks and dozens of others are revealed for the first time. Ordered by profession, these short-short stories range from the hilarious to the somber, the absurd to the revelatory. Using real people as the springboard, VanderMeer has created a rich blend of the factual and the imaginary in which everyone gets the secret life they deserve. A luminous little book meant for dipping into one secret life at a time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809510887
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Vandermeer
Jeff Vandermeer
Widely regarded as one of the world’s best fantasists, bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer’s book-length fiction has been translated into fourteen languages, while his short fiction has appeared in several year's best anthologies and short-listed for Best American Short Stories. His most recent books have made the year's best lists of Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Weekly. He is also the recipient of an NEA-funded Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for excellence in fiction and a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant.
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