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Second Skin

Second Skin - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0811216449

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ISBN13: 978-0811216449
ISBN10: 0811216446
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 2005
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Second Skin - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0811216449

Hawkes

ISBN13: 978-0811216449
ISBN10: 0811216446
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Skipper an ex-World War II naval Lieutenant and the narrator of ''Second Skin'' interweaves past and present--what he refers to as his ''naked history''--in a series of episodes that tell the story of a volatile life marked by pitiful losses as well as a more elusive overwhelming joy. The past: the suicides of his father wife and daughter the murder of his son-in-law a brutal rape and subsequent mutiny at sea. The present: caring for his granddaughter on a ''northern'' island where he works as an artificial inseminator of cows and attempts to reclaim the innocence with which he faced the tragedies of his earlier life. Combining unflinching descriptions of suffering with his sense of beauty Hawkes is a master of nimble and sensuous prose who makes the awful and mundane fantastic and occasionally makes the fantastic surreal.

Author Bio

John Hawkes (1925-1998) was born in Stamford Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard in 1949 and went on to teach English at Brown University. His highly experimental works--complex ambiguous and grimly humorous--blend everyday reality with menacing hallucinations. He is considered to be one of America's most innovative and experimental writers. Former student of John Hawkes and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides Jeffrey Eugenides has contributed a preface that he wrote as a eulogy and read at Hawkes' memorial service in Providence Rhode Island in 1998.

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