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What Ever: A Living Novel

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"May be the nearest thing to an American Ulysses . . . wildly funny and infinitely sad."
—Fintan O'Toole, The Irish times

Focusing on the lives of more than a dozen characters—among them the Oregon rave boy Skeeter; the progressive-thinking octogenarian Violet, remembering her life from her bohemian youth in prewar Paris to her jazz-clubbing in postwar Greenwich Village; and
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 17th 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 2003)
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Mar 02, 2008 Susan rated it really liked it
I used to see Ms. Woodbury perform on Sunday afternoons at the Cafe Bustelo on Houston (The Knitting Factory's weekend program run by some seriously crazy neighbors) along with many of my talentless friends who never had a clue what they were doing on the stage. Painful. These were the 80s. Anyhow, I was delighted to see that an already stupendously talented performance artist just got better and better and this "book" of an extended piece was a delight. I think she performed it on public radio ...more
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Can't really pigeon hole this book. A play, some sonnets, art...you name it. Hated the first 50+ pages and then got attached to the characters. Very odd, quirky book, interesting style... Just ok.
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