Uncommon type : some stories / Tom Hanks ; photographs by Kevin Twomey.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Arrow Books,
ISBN: 9781784759438 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2017.
A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A hectic, funny sexual affair between two best friends. A World War II veteran dealing with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A woman adjusting to life in a new neighbourhood after her divorce. Four friends going to the moon and back in a rocket ship constructed in the backyard. A teenage surfer stumbling into his father's secret life. These are just some of the people and situations that Tom Hanks explores in his first work of fiction, a collection of stories that dissects, with great affection, humour and insight, the human condition and all its foibles.
Original title: Short stories.
x, 405 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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