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Brad Pitt Won't Leave Me Alone Paperback – July 17, 2011
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"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
About the Author
Shannon Hamann (1966-2004) received an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Workshop. He is a widely published poet, but his poetry is not your grandmother’s ode to wild flowers. A collection of his poems, titled Deathdoubledactyl, won Pavement Saw’s 2010 Transcontinental Poetry Book award to be published in October of 2011. His novel, Brad Pitt Won’t Leave Me Alone has been compared to John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces by other writers, unaware of the coincidence of being published posthumously by his mother. Recognition of his talent included a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Steinbeck Fellows Grant, and shortly before his death a travel grant to Japan from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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The main character, Phoebe, is one of the wackiest characters you
could ever hope to meet in a novel or in real life. She lies, she steals,
and she sets herself up as a psychotherapist without any training or
any idea of what a real psychotherapist does. Amazingly, in spite of
all this, she comes across as a sympathetic character, someone you
might like to know, if you can keep her from your personal information.
Her goofy schemes usually turn out to have happy endings, at least
for Phoebe. There are lots of laughs and also dramatic situations resolved
in Phoebe’s inimitable manner. Don’t miss this book. It’ really fun.
If you had told me during the first chapter of the book that I would have ended up feeling sympathy for our heroine, I would have laughed scornfully. However, Shannon Hamann's plot is woven with such skill that I surprised myself, finishing the book with an empathy for what drives someone like Phoebe to perform her "shenanigans".
A great read. Thank you Shannon.