420 Characters

420 Characters

by Lou Beach
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420 Characters by Lou Beach

Within this collection of miniature stories, entire worlds take shape—some like our own, some hallucinatory fairylands--populated by heartsick cowboys, random criminals, lovers and drifters. In a dazzling narrative constellation, Beach’s characters contend with the strange and terrible and beautiful in life, and no outcome is certain. Begun as a series of Facebook status updates, 420 Characters marks a new turn in an acclaimed artist and illustrator’s career, and features original collages by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547617930
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Lou Beach’s illustrations have appeared in Wired, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. He has designed album covers for Weather Report, The Neville Brothers, Blink 182, and many others. This is his first book of prose.

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420 Characters 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
CherylA More than 1 year ago
Lou Beach's "420 Characters" is a mesmerizing read. Beach, bored with the usual Facebook status entries, took his own daily status updates to a whole new level and created a piece of literary art. Beach wows the reader with his amazing ability to paint whole characters each with a unique and delicious story while being constrained to Facebook's allowed 420 characters. The reader will be sure to find something delicious in each tiny narrative. Beach has a unique talent to draw the reader in with his first sentence. I loved every word of this fabulous book. I highly recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IS IT?!!!& how do the dogs tie in?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds like a good book! I hope it is if i get it!