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August Listings

“What’s Wrong With Dorfman?” by John Blumenthal
Genre: General Fiction
Release Date: August 16, 2003
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, www.stmartins.com

A neurotic burned-out screenwriter wakes up one morning with a mysterious disease and thinks he is dying.

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“Drastic” by Maud Casey
Genre: Fiction
Release Date: July 2003
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins, www.harpercollins.com

The New York Times Book Review called this story collection “a primer on the genealogy of loneliness…novelistic, its themes of loss made palpable and powerful.” Two of the stories were Pushcart Prize Special Mentions. In these stories, Casey explores how we survive modern crises of loss and love. There’s a college graduate working in a whole-body donation clinic; a young woman obsessed with Benedictine monks; a stand-in talk show guest; a suburban woman who believes her physical connection to the world is deteriorating.

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