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Tacoma stories / Richard Wiley.

Wiley, Richard, (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: pages ; cm
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2019.
0 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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  • ISBN: 9781942658542 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1942658540 (softcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Your life should have meaning on the day you die -- A goat's breath carol -- Home delivery -- The man who looks at the floor -- The day of the reckoning of names -- The dangerous gift of beauty -- Let's meet Saturday and have a picnic -- Anyone can master grief but he who has it -- The dancing cobra -- The women -- eHarmony date @ Chez Panisse -- The strange detective -- Sarco-gophus -- Out for a drink.
On St. Patrick's Day in 1968, sixteen people sit in Pat's Tavern, drink green beer, flirt, rib each other, and eventually go home in (mostly) different directions. In the stories that follow, which span 1958 to the present, Richard Wiley pops back into the lives of this colorful cast of characters--sometimes into their pasts, sometimes into their futures--and explores the ways in which their individual narratives indelibly weave together. At the heart of it all lies Tacoma, Washington, a town full of eccentricities and citizens as unique as they are universal. The Tacoma of Tacoma Stories might be harboring paranoid former CIA operatives and wax replicas of dead husbands, but it is also a place with all the joys and pains one could find in any town, anytime and anywhere.
Citation: Wiley, Richard. "Tacoma stories." New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2019.

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