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I have a soft spot for when a smart aleck or distant figure suddenly becomes sincere (think late-period David Letterman or “This Must Be the Place” by the Talking Heads), and that’s what The Afterlife is for me. Donald Antrim’s fictional works are manic exercises in comic absurdity and surrealism, but his one memoir, principally concerned with his relationship with his dying alcoholic mother, is a deeply confessional work about depression, addiction, and family trauma. Antrim still retains his keen ear for hilarious dialogue and humorous descriptions, but he trains them on the complex of simultaneous emotions one can feel toward a loved one (tenderness, embarrassment, frustration, sadness, etc.) and does it better than almost anyone.
Picked by Matt (May 2020)
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On Our Tables: Fiction
Here's a selection from Greenlight's Fiction table displays! Take a look at what we're highlighting this week, from the brand new to the time-tested favorites. Note that our displays change often, and this snapshot may not match exactly what you see on the store tables on a given day, but we hope it's a good starting place for your online browsing!
On Our Tables: Nonfiction
Here's a selection from Greenlight's Nonfiction table displays! Take a look at the paperback titles we're featuring this week. Note that our displays change often, and this snapshot may not match exactly what you see on the store tables on a given day, but we hope it's a good starting place for your online browsing!