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Book Title: The Beautiful Miscellaneous|
Date of issue: June 5th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780786168064
The author of the book: Dominic Smith
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 457 KB
Edition: Blackstone Audiobooks
Read full description of the books The Beautiful Miscellaneous:I really, really liked this book to begin with, but it was kind of steadily downhill from the accident on (the turning point that takes place about a third of the way in). I actually wished I had stopped reading it, because the last third of the book was just disjointed and not nearly as well written as the first. It was an interesting premise, but the execution was lacking. I liked it much better when it was just the non-brilliant son trying to be happy with who he was. Anyway, I would not recommend this to my LDS friends, because the content toward the end wasn't really up to standards. Still, the first part was so well done (and totally clean) that it might be worth reading just that part and then stopping.
Read information about the authorDominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Chicago Tribune.
Dominic is the author of four novels, most recently of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Bright and Distant Shores (a selection for Kirkus Reviews' "Best Books of 2011," and shortlisted for Australia's Vance Palmer Fiction Prize and The Age Book of the Year.)
His awards include the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize.
In 2006, his debut novel "The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre" was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great News Writers Program. It also received the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters. Dominic's second novel, "The Beautiful Miscellaneous," was a Booklist Editors' Pick and optioned for a film by Southpaw Entertainment.
Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught recently at the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and Southern Methodist University.
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