Download I'll Be Here All Week by Ward Anderson PDF

By Ward Anderson

Falling in love is like stand-up comedy. you should be loopy to do it...

Spence is a slapstick comedian whose declare to repute is a one-time visual appeal at the past due past due exhibit. 8 years in the past. in view that then, he's been dwelling at the highway, operating in golf equipment just like the Comedy Crib or The humorous Farm or The Laff Shack--if he's fortunate. in general, his agent lands him gigs in state western bars. On an exceptional evening, he will get unfastened beverages; on a foul evening, he offends the viewers with soiled jokes. Spence's ex-wife thinks he may still discover a great lady and calm down. His ex-wife's husband thinks he may still cease having his mail despatched to their condo. What does Spence imagine? That attempting to have a courting at the highway is not any giggling topic. in particular while he meets Sam...

She's clever, she's attractive, and she's Canadian--but she's no longer placing up along with his schtick. Sam wishes Spence to drop the jokes and be himself, that's difficult for a guy who's humorous for a dwelling. however the nearer they get, the extra winning Spence turns into. Can a stand-up comedian reside fortunately ever after with the woman of his dreams...without it finishing in a punchline?

Show description

Read or Download I'll Be Here All Week PDF

Similar literature books

The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl (The Art of the Novella)

. .. the sin of an outdated guy is the same as approximately sins of a tender man.

The fable-like tale of an outdated man's sexual obsession with a tender lady is a distillation of Italo Svevo's concerns--attraction of an older guy to a more youthful lady, person judgment of right and wrong as opposed to social conference, and the price of sexual hope. This novella is a surprise of mental perception, following the man's vacillations and tortuous self-justifications to their tragic-comic finish. it's offered the following in a translation first commissioned and released via Virginia Woolf for her Hogarth Press.

The artwork of The Novella sequence

Too brief to be a unique, too lengthy to be a brief tale, the novella is usually unrecognized through lecturers and publishers. still, it's a shape loved and practiced by way of literature's maximum writers. within the paintings Of The Novella sequence, Melville residence celebrates this renegade paintings shape and its practitioners with titles which are, often, offered in publication shape for the 1st time.

What a Mother Knows: A Novel

"A fast paced and gripping exploration of a mother's love. a strong affecting novel. " —Heather Gudenkauf, long island occasions bestselling writer of the load of Silence and One Breath Away

How a long way Will a mom visit locate Her Daughter?

Michelle Mason can't do not forget that day, that force, that terrible crash that killed the younger guy in her vehicle. All she is aware is she's being held accountable, and her daughter is missing.

Despite a shaky marriage, a threatening lawsuit, and troubling flashbacks urgent in on her, Michelle throws herself into looking out. Her daughter within the one one who may perhaps be aware of what rather occurred that day, however the deeper Michelle digs, the extra she questions the innocence of these closest to her, even herself. As her seek hurtles towards a shattering revelation, Michelle needs to face the most important problem of her life.

A poignant tale of the unshakable bond among mom and baby, What a mom is aware is set discovering the fact that can set love free.

"Her characters are so genuine. .. They'll stick to you lengthy after the publication ends. " —Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters

"A poignant, strong novel. " —Jillian Medoff, bestselling writer of I Couldn't Love You extra and starvation element

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender

Severely acclaimed experimental, literary fiction by means of the well-known Croatian exile author.

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender—by the popular Yugoslavian author Dubravka Ugresic—begins within the Berlin Zoo, with the contents of Roland the Walrus's abdominal displayed beside his pool (Roland died in August, 1961). those objects—a cigarette lighter, lollipop sticks, a beer-bottle opener, and so on. —like the fictitious items of the unconventional itself, are possible random firstly, yet finally coalesce, meaningfully and poetically.

Written in quite a few literary types, The Museum of Unconditional give up captures the shattered international of a existence in exile. a few chapters re-create the day-by-day magazine of the narrator's lonely and alienated mom, who outlets on the improvised flea-markets on the town and longs for her little ones; one other is a dream-like narrative during which a circle of girls acquaintances are visited through an angel. There are reflections and bills of the Holocaust and the Yugoslav Civil conflict; snap shots of eu artists; a recipe for Caraway Soup; a relocating tale of a romantic stumble upon the narrator has in Lisbon; descriptions of relatives photos; thoughts of the small city within which Ugresic used to be raised.

Addressing the subjects of artwork and background, getting older and loss, The Museum is a haunting and an incredibly unique novel. within the phrases of the days Literary complement, "it is bright in its denunciation of damaging forces and in its evocation of what's at stake. "

To the End of the Land

From one among Israel’s so much acclaimed writers comes a unique of striking strength approximately relations life—the maximum human drama—and the price of conflict.

Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mom, is at the verge of celebrating her son Ofer’s liberate from military carrier while he returns to front for an important offensive. In a healthy of preemptive grief and magical considering, she units out for a hike within the Galilee, leaving no forwarding details for the “notifiers” who may possibly darken her door with the worst attainable information. lately estranged from her husband, Ilan, she drags alongside an not going better half: their former ally and her former lover Avram, as soon as a super inventive spirit. Avram served within the military along Ilan once they have been younger, yet their lives have been ceaselessly replaced one weekend whilst the 2 jokingly had Ora draw plenty to work out which ones could get the few days’ depart being provided via their commander—a probability act that despatched Avram into Egpyt and the Yom Kippur struggle, the place he was once brutally tortured as POW. within the aftermath, a digital hermit, he refused to maintain in contact with the family members and hasn't ever met the boy. Now, as Ora and Avram sleep out within the hills, ford rivers, and move valleys, heading off all information from front, she provides him the present of Ofer, note through be aware; she provides the entire tale of her motherhood, a retelling that retains Ofer greatly alive for Ora and for the reader, and opens Avram to human bonds undreamed of in his damaged global. Their stroll has a “war and peace” rhythm, as their dialog areas the main hideous trials of battle subsequent to the thrill and discomfort of elevating teenagers. by no means have we noticeable so in actual fact the truth and surreality of way of life in Israel, the currents of ambivalence approximately conflict inside one family, and the burdens that fall on every one new release anew.

Grossman’s wealthy imagining of a kinfolk in love and challenge makes for one of many nice antiwar novels of our time.

From the Hardcover version.

Extra info for I'll Be Here All Week

Sample text

Thomas gawks at the guts of the toaster. And all at once he jerks his head back. Fastened between the now detached outer shell and the heating coils, on either side, is a thick packet wrapped in tinfoil and taped carefully together with clear, yellowed tape. At first he simply stares. Then he manages to pry them out. He hears Patricia’s voice approaching. Feverishly he stuffs the two packets under his shirt, then under the waistband of his pants. When she steps into the kitchen, he’s back to sitting over his work, replacing the screws in the tiny holes.

Why do you want that old piece of shit? ” “Am I harassing YOU? I think you’re harassing me. ” “Don’t waste your money taking it to the shop, that’s crazy. ” “He’s dead. ” “Should I hang up now? ” “Badgering me for money. ” “Only if you tell me why you’re so obsessed with it. Why didn’t you take a painting instead? ” 37 Naja Marie Aidt Patricia stands in the doorway, a stack of creased shirts over her arm, and looks at him sharply. Then she leaves. “Because,” Jenny sighs, her voice softening. “That is, because, you know, it meant a lot to me when I was a child.

Something seems to move at the outer edge of his vision, but when he turns his head there’s nothing. He stands. “Let’s go,” he says, panic-stricken, grabbing Jenny and towing her along, but she won’t come with him, she wants to return to the bunk bed. She says, “Stop it, Thomas,” and goes limp, holding onto first the bedpost and then the doorjamb. But he tugs, pulling her all the way into the hallway. Just as she’s about to stumble over the doorstep, he punches the door and kicks it. ” He kicks at the door again.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 8 votes