The Bill from My Father
By (author) Bernard Cooper
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Bill from My Father by Bernard Cooper
Book DescriptionEdward Cooper is a hard man to know.Dour and exuberant by turns, his moods dictate the always uncertain climate of the Cooper household. Balding, octogenarian, and partial to a polyester jumpsuit, Edward Cooper makes an unlikely literary muse. But to his son he looms larger than life, an overwhelming and baffling presence. Edward's ambivalent regard for his son is the springboard from which this deeply intelligent memoir takes flight. By the time the author receives his inheritance (which includes a message his father taped to the underside of a safe deposit box), and sees the surprising epitaph inscribed on his father's headstone, "The Bill from My Father" has become a penetrating meditation on both monetary and emotional indebtedness, and on the mysterious nature of memory and love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743249638
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bernard Cooper
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Offers an exploration of perfection. Study in Perfect winds its way around and through the many permutations of this most hermetic and exalted concept and proceeds with the full consciousness that perfection's exact definition is subjective, reliant on who is speaking, and easily unmoored by time, geography, and the vagaries of taste.
My Avant-Garde Education, Hardback (February 2015)
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This masterful collection of poignant and affecting short stories from the O. Henry Prize and PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author resonates with themes that transcend modern American life, such as family, sexuality, loss, love, and the specter of AIDS.
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