Joe Meno

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Joe Meno

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Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright that lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award and the Society of Midland Author's Fiction Prize, he is the author of four novels, The Boy Detective Fails (Akashic 2006), Hairstyles of the Damned (Akashic 2004), Tender as Hellfire (St. Martin's 1999), and How the Hula Girl Sings (HarperCollins 2001). His short story collection is Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir (TriQuarterly 2005). His online serial, "The Secret Hand", ran through Playboy magazine at playboy.com. His short fiction has been published in the likes of McSweeney's, Witness, TriQuarterly, Mid-American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Washington Square, Other Voices, Gulf Coast, and broadcast on NPR. He is a fu...more


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Hairstyles of the Damned
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 3,988 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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The Boy Detective Fails
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,272 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Office Girl
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3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 1,485 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Great Perhaps
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 1,156 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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How the Hula Girl Sings
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 606 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Demons in the Spring
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 496 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Tender as Hellfire
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 506 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Bluebirds Used to Croon in ...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Brick Journal Compendium, V...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008
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July 2012, Joe Meno
"His Favorite Books About Artists in Love: The avant-garde meets bohemian passion in these selections from the author of the counterculture romance Office Girl." ...More

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“What I've learned is that there is nothing in this life that does not fail to disappoint us, even our own deaths.”
Joe Meno, The Boy Detective Fails

“Beneath all of her thoughts and worries, beneath the complication of conflicting identities and needs, maybe it's as simple as loving the way some other person looks when they're sleeping.”
Joe Meno, The Great Perhaps

“The city glitters past us with its sharp edges, reminding us of how tiny, how weak, how totally unimportant we are.”
Joe Meno, Demons in the Spring

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