Such a Life

Such a Life

by Lee Martin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803236479
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Series: American Lives Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lee Martin is a professor of English and teaches creative writing at Ohio State University. He is the author of the novels The Bright Forever, finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and most recently, Break the Skin, as well as two other memoirs, Turning Bones and From Our House, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Colander 1

Never Thirteen 11

Drunk Man 28

You Want It? 40

The Fat Man Skinny 58

Who Causes This Sickness? 69

Such a Life 89

Twan't Much 108

Election Season 111

The Classified Ad 122

A Backward Spring 141

Somniloquy 155

Take, Eat 173

Not at This Address 188

All Those Fathers That Night 203

What People are Saying About This

Dinty W. Moore

“Rich with empathy, wisdom, and wry humor, each essay in this remarkable book rewards the reader with exquisitely captured detail and brilliant characterization. In Such a Life, Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin proves once again that he is the consummate storyteller, no matter where he puts his talents. An extraordinary, unforgettable book.”—Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic and Desire

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