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The eight stories and novella that make up The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife have the cultural scope, time span and in-depth character development usually found only in novels.Their mostly middle-aged protagonists have reached some crisis in their lives, when an unexpected turn of events or twist of fate leads them in new, unanticipatThe eight stories and novella that make up The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife have the cultural scope, time span and in-depth character development usually found only in novels.Their mostly middle-aged protagonists have reached some crisis in their lives, when an unexpected turn of events or twist of fate leads them in new, unanticipated directions. The situations are often both hilarious and tragic.The locations – a holiday party for celebrity lookalikes, a college senior's graduating peformance-arts piece, a support group for people named Irving Horowitz, a liver transplant ward – are intriguing and unique.The prose is at once lyrical and prickly, tender and sardonic, and always, sentence by sentence, read-aloud beautiful.Above all, this short story collection will entertain you throughout as few others have....

Title : The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife
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ISBN : 9781592661046
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife Reviews

  • Barbara Ridley
    2019-03-29 20:32

    This was an unlikely choice for me - an old white male's collection of short stories - but I heard the author read at a literary event and there was something about his voice that grabbed me. So I bought the book, and really enjoyed it. So many contemporary short stories are so pretentious I find, but these are just solid good stories, set in either Berkeley, where I live, or on Long Island, with mostly a middle-aged or elderly male Jewish protagonist - but it was the humor and quirky plots that kept me engaged. A man who sets up a weekly Irving Horowitz support group for guys who share the same name, and the way his life is turned around when an African American named Ervin turns up. A guy who becomes obsessed with getting a particular sweater on sale, traveling from NY to Florida to buy it as his mother is dying. And the title story: a man who takes the altruistic act of donating blood marrow to a compatible donor to ludicrous extremes. Levine has a dry sense of humor and a clever way with words to carry these stories through.

  • Richard Levine
    2019-03-29 15:33