The long run of Myles Mayberry / Alfred Alcorn.

Author
Alcorn, Alfred [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st pbk. ed.
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1999.
Description
258 pages ; 21 cm

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  • Combine the poetic hymns to running of Alan Sillitoe, the tales of obsessive behavior of Oliver Sacks, and a healthy dose of the anarchy and absurdity of Cambridge in the '70s, and you get The Long Run of Myles Mayberry. Myles is a genial loser, moving from one failed job to another. The only thing he has going for him is his dream of winning the Boston Marathon, which not even a stint in a psychiatric hospital can remedy.
  • Alfred Alcorn spins a freewheeling farce with a solid core of longing, determination and single-minded ambition, lampooning along the way every form of '70s excess. The Long Run of Myles Mayberry is a delightful, campy spoof of bad behavior, and a thoughtful elegy to the joys of running.
ISBN
1581950012 (alk. paper)
LCCN
98054296
OCLC
40453148
RCP
C - O
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