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A Box of Matches - Nicholson Baker
A Box of Matches
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Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks.What Emmett thinks about is the subject of this wise and closely observed novel,... show more
Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks.What Emmett thinks about is the subject of this wise and closely observed novel, which covers vast distances while moving no further than Emmett’s hearth and home. Nicholson Baker’s extraordinary ability to describe and celebrate life in all its rich ordinariness has never been so beautifully achieved.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375706035 (0375706038)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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bookshelves: published-2003, paper-read, lifestyles-deathstyles, hardback, winter-20132014, bellybutton-mining, amusing, giftee, lit-richer Read in January, 2014 Dedication: For MargaretOpening: Good morning, it's January and it's 4:17am, and I'm going to sit here in the darkEmmett (I am sure tha...
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