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secret goldfish and other follies

by Tan Teck Howe

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Published by Firstfruits Publications in [Singapore] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Novel.

StatementTan Teck Howe.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2005/01607 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination241 p. ;
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3465121M
ISBN 109810500246
LC Control Number2005436809

National Book Critics Award, an Esquire Best Book of the Year, a Book Sense pick, and has been translated into six languages. Stories from The Secret Goldfish have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Esquire, McSweeney, and The Best American Mystery Stories Means was born and raised in Michigan. He lives in Nyack, New York.   Goldfish dreams signal prosperity, at least while the fish is alive- The allegedly illiterate Sam Goldwyn aka: Szmuel Gelbfisz, was certainly prosperous, having made a fortune in glove manufacturing before he hit the Hollywood scene in his mid 30's- His behavior was similar to the boy in The Secret Goldfish in that Sam didn't play well with others, having been booted out of his namesake.

 The Secret Book Report The book that I chose to read for the book report was “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, byrne is a television writer and producer, she is best known for the book she has written “The Secret” and the sequel “The Power.”She was also featured in time magazine, top people who shape the world, she is also well recognized because she was a guest on the Oprah show. 1. In many of the stories in The Secret Goldfish, including "Lightning Man," "Sault Ste. Marie" "A Visit from Jesus," and "It Counts as Seeing," and "Michigan Death Trip" violence is visited on characters in strange and inexplicable did these different iterations of violence contribute to your appreciation of the collection as a whole? 2. In "Notable Dustman Appearances to Date," "A.

The following is an excerpt from The Secret Goldfish by David Means, published by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins, in September The first time, he was fishing with Danny. Fishing was a sacrament, and therefore, after the strike, when his head was clear, there was the blurry aftertaste of ritual: the casting of the spoon in lazy repetitions, the slow cranking, the. Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?Brilliant scientists like Galileo, Newton, Salk, and Oppenheimer changed the world but can science ever go too far? With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, this book celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship.


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Readers familiar with David Means' electrifying work in the Los Angeles Times Book Prize -- winning Assorted Fire Eventswill recognize his extraordinary vision in The Secret Goldfish.A trio of erotically charged kids goes on a crime spree in Michigan; a goldfish bears witness to the demise of a Connecticut marriage; and an extremely unlucky man is stalked by lightning/5.

It is a less and less well-kept secret that David Means is one of our best fiction writers. In the past few years he has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

Readers familiar with Means's electrifying work will recognize the vision at play in The Secret Goldfish-- a trio of /5(15). Readers familiar with David Means' electrifying work in the Los Angeles Times Book Prize -- winning Assorted Fire Eventswill recognize his extraordinary vision in The Secret Goldfish.A trio of erotically charged kids goes on a crime spree in Michigan; a goldfish bears witness to the demise of a Connecticut marriage; and an extremely unlucky man is stalked by lightning.

Other Fish To Fry Good writing needs to lose the other follies. By Toh Hsien Min. The Secret Goldfish and Other Follies Tan Teck Howe Firstfruits Publications () / pages / SGD   The secret goldfish draws close to the center of the cosmos. In the black hole of familial carelessness, he awaits the graceful moment when the mother, spurred on.

It is a less and less well-kept secret that David Means is one of our best fiction writers. In the past few years he has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Clarence runs off and takes the goldfish with him, having to avoid other sharp things along the way. Clarence puts the goldfish's bag on a pillow, which pops it, leaving the goldfish out of water.

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[The Secret Goldfish] aims toward a mythology of the modern heartland so lovely I want to quote the whole thing.” — Los Angeles Times “Vivid Means’s last collection was a finalist for the National Book Award the stories here are just as unsentimental and tightly wound.” — New York Times Book Review.

Readers familiar with David Means' electrifying work in the Los Angeles Times Book Prize — winning Assorted Fire Eventswill recognize his extraordinary vision in The Secret Goldfish.A trio of erotically charged kids goes on a crime spree in Michigan; a goldfish bears witness to the demise of a Connecticut marriage; and an extremely unlucky man is stalked by lightning.

FOLLIES New Stories. By Ann Beattie. Scribner. $ There was a time, back in the 's and early 80's, when Ann Beattie occupied the red-hot center of the American fiction world. A goldfish circles in its bowl, refusing to die, becoming the silent focus of a difficult family life; a pianist loses his talents as he is forced to question the meaning of love and commitment.

Through a blend of lyricism and humour, these stories of ordinary human dilemmas take. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

“A great choice for book groups and class discussions as well as individual reading.” New York Times Books Review, Aug ““Youth, old age, life, death, love, possibilities, and – oh yes – goldfish all come together in this warm, witty and wise novel.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, September David Means, Collins/Fourth Estate $ (p) ISBN.

This inventive collection of stories, The Secret Goldfish (Fourth Estate, pages), revolves around the off-kilter — either something happens that cannot be explained or the characters are bewildered about how they came to be where they are. In the title story, a goldfish survives for nine years despite the odds in a murky, nearly airless tank while a marriage disintegrates.The Secret Goldfish by David Means,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.Fifteen stories in a third collection by the prizewinning Means (Assorted Fire Events,etc.): tales set mostly in harsh northern areas of the Midwest among people the rest of us would rather avoid.“Lightning Man” survives a series of lightning strikes that ritualize the stages of his life until he’s just another old man telling his story at the barber shop, at least until the next.