420 Characters

420 Characters


Book - 2011
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Within this collection of miniature stories, entire worlds take shape--some like our own, some hallucinatory fairylands--populated by heartsick cowboys, random criminals, lovers and drifters. In a dazzling narrative constellation, Beach's characters contend with the strange and terrible and beautiful in life, and no outcome is certain. Begun as a series of Facebook status updates, 420 Characters marks a new turn in an acclaimed artist and illustrator's career, and features original collages by the author.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
ISBN: 9780547617930
Branch Call Number: BEA
Characteristics: 169 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates, 1 folded : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Four hundred twenty characters


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AL_LESLEY Nov 22, 2016

These mini social media restricted character count stories often have more creativity and feeling than a whole book.

Apr 12, 2012

Really interesting premise. The author wrote short stories that could fit in his Facebook statuses (420 characters). It's a quick read so I finished it but I didn't really enjoy it. Perhaps I am not "literary" enough.

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