Hard Laughter: A Novel

Hard Laughter: A Novel

by Anne Lamott

Paperback(Reissue)

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Overview

Anne Lamott's poignant first novel Hard Laughter, reissued in an attractive new edition.

Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott's unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace's illness as by the emotional wake it sweeps under Jen and her brothers, self-contained Ben and feckless, lovable Randy. With characteristic affection and accuracy, Lamott sketches this offbeat family and their nearest and dearest as they draw ever closer in the intimacy Jen prizes "among the other estimable things: good music, good hard laughter, good sex, good industry, and good books."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865472808
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/15/1979
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 313,813
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Anne Lamott is the author of several novels and works of nonfiction, including Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird. She lives in Northern California.

Hometown:

Fairfax, California

Date of Birth:

1954

Place of Birth:

San Francisco, California

Education:

Attended Goucher College in Maryland before dropping out to write

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