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Elmer McCurdy, The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw

SVENVOLD, Mark

ISBN 10: 1841153222 / ISBN 13: 9781841153223
Verlag: Fourth Estate, London, 2003
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A very good hbk copy in d/w. 8vo. 261pp, with b/w illustrations. Fourth Estate, 2003. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42395

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Titel: Elmer McCurdy, The Misadventures in Life and...

Verlag: Fourth Estate, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Hard Cover

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From Elmer McCurdy:The body was listed as "the Decedent," in official coroner's parlance Dead Body Case #7614812. Word soon got out about the fun-house mummy, about whom so little was known that the autopsy took on the character of an archaeological dig. The body looked like something pulled out of a peat bog, or an ice cave high in the Andes. The brain was mummified and like a rock, as were all the other organs....Late in the autopsy came the biggest surprise of all. Removing the jaw, the coroner pulled from the back of the mouth a single green corroded copper penny, dated 1924, and several ticket stubs, one that read "Louis Sonney's Museum of Crime, 524 South Main Street, Los Angeles." After all the careful speculation and surmise, after the body had been completely dismantled, the biggest clue to its identity came straight from the corpse's mouth.Praise for Mark Svenvold:"Mark Svenvold writes with the top down, and his sleek late-model imagination in fifth gear. Honk if you love first books that can cruise or race with full-throated elegance. Here's one!" --J. D. McClatchy

About the Author:

Mark Svenvold has published two poetry collections, the more recent of which, Soul Data, won a Discovery/The Nation award in poetry. His nonfiction has appeared in Harper's Bazaar and elsewhere. He currently lives in New York City.

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