Sleator, William Oddballs

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A collection of stories based on experiences from the author's youth and peopled with an unusual assortment of family and friends.

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Book Description Puffin Books, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 178 x 109 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The author of such reliably offbeat sf thrillers as Strange Attractors (1990) radically changes pace for ten hilarious, semi- autobiographical stories. With affection and a splendid sense of comic timing, Sleator drags forth incidents from his family closet s darkest recesses--the time young Tycho was hypnotized and then made to drink from the toilet; an indignant skit that laid bare the failings of certain parents, to their vast amusement; rough-and-tumble car games; and deliciously horrifying pranks played on unsuspecting passersby. Vivid characterizations (sister Vicky had always enjoyed making dolls fight with each other; when the dolls wore out, she ripped off their arms and legs. Now she is a nurse ) always balance foibles with saving graces; embarrassment is eased by laughter, while painful circumstances always come right in the end. Sleator shows how, in a loosely run household presided over by indulgent working parents, he and his three siblings developed confident, independent spirits. Though he admits to making up a few things, his dedication is telling To my family: Please forgive me! Kirkus Reviews. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780140374384

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