Morning, Noon and Night
By (author) Spalding Gray
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Morning, Noon and Night by Spalding Gray
Book DescriptionA hilarious monologue about fatherhood by a unique comic voiceIn Morning, Noon and Night that master of the confessional, Spalding Gray, tells the event-filled, emotionally charged, and outrageously funny story of one day of his life in October 1997, after the birth of his son Theo. Horrified by the prospect of having another son, considering what he and his two brothers did to their father, and ambivalent about the idea of living in a small, quaint town on eastern Long Island that seems an odd detour for a man destined for California, Gray comes to feel, of course, a profound affinity for his baby boy, born with the looks of a "wet, blue beaver." But this is not merely a father's account of an infant son; it's the story of his new life with his girlfriend Kathie; his regally precocious eleven-year-old stepdaughter, Marissa ("Please don't let me die a virgin!"); and his older son, Forrest, who stymies Gray time and again with his metaphysical inquisitiveness-"Daddy, what's behind the stars?" "How do flies celebrate?"A richly comic work about parenthood, about adults who don't grow up and children who do, "Morning, Noon and Night" stands as Gray's most mature work to date.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374527211
(219mm x 143mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Swimming to Cambodia, Paperback (November 2005)
Presents a soul-baring monologue inspired by "The Killing Fields". As well as offering an anatomy of South-East Asia, this book is laden with movie gossip. Names are dropped, marijuana is smoked, the bordellos of Bangkok are visited. But behind it all lies the genocide that claimed over two million lives under the Pol Pot regime.
Gray's Anatomy, Paperback (February 1994)View all books by Spalding Gray
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Author Biography - Spalding Gray
Writer, actor, and performer, Spalding Gray is the author of "It's a Slippery Slope" (Noonday, 1997), "Swimming to Cambodia," and "Monster in a Box," among other works. He has appeared on PBS and HBO, and in numerous films, including Roland Joffe's "The Killing Fields," David Byrne's "True Stories," and, most recently, Steven Soderbergh's "Gray's Anatomy." He lives with his family in Sag Harbor, New York.
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