Johnny Too Bad: Stories

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2005 - Fiction - 247 pages
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In a collection of short works by the author of Louisiana Power & Light, a romantic-minded woman must choose between a marriage of convenience and an affair, four brothers pretend to search for a nonexistent foster home, and an unfaithful man is found dead after announcing he is leaving his wife and children. 20,000 first printing.

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Novelist Dufresne (Deep in the Shade of Paradise, 2002, etc.) meanders through 18 stories, set mostly in Florida's Broward County, offering a spot of charm but little by way of real satisfaction.The ... Read full review

Johnny too bad: stories

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This latest from Dufresne (Louisiana Power & Light ) is a novella intertwined with several short stories conceivably written by the narrator himself. Johnny's life is complicated by his dog, Spot, who ... Read full review

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Contents

Lemonade and Paris Buns
3
I Will Eat a Piece of the Roof and You Can Eat the Window
7
Youre at Macys Killing Time When It Hits You
32
Based on a True Story
35
Epithalamion
46
Electric Limits of Our Widest Senses
54
Arlis Ivy
64
The Dead of Night
66
Johnny Too Bad
98
Around the World
150
Who Are They Who Are Like Clouds?
152
Breaking It Down for You
164
Close By Me Forever
166
Died and Gone to Heaven
177
Lefty
204
Squeeze the Feeling
207

Talk Talk Talk
81
Congratulations You May Already Be
95

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About the author (2005)

His novels Louisiana Power & Light & Love Warps the Mind a Little were New York Time Notable books of the Year. He lives in Dania, Florida.

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