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REM, Nirvana et Francis Ford Coppola sont quelques-unes des «guest stars» qui apparaissent au fil de ces huit nouvelles, à l'image des vedettes de cinéma dans les séries télévisées. C'est que l'expérience de la performance, de l'exposition au public, de la scène (de la salle de patronage au stade de foot) est ce qui réunit tous les protagonistes de Reidy et lui fournit son ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Zanzibar éditions (first published May 1st 2009)
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Robert Duffer
Check out full article and Q&A with Reidy at http://www.examiner.com/x-416-Chicago...

The young male narrators(except for Abe Vigoda) in Captive Audience aspire to rise from the fringe of their crafts to some kind of spotlight but often find their success comes in ways other than planned. In “Dancing Man,” a sideman organist hits the road with ska band Sod Off Shotgun, but instead of playing the keys, he energizes the crowds with his lone dance move, the running man.

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Lizzy
Being a teacher, it is difficult for me to be a "captive audience" to any book during the academic year; yet, Mr. Reidy's book seized my literary attention. His collection of short stories provide beautiful and at times, poetically crisp, anecdotes of those who perform and those who only dream of performing. Within the span of a few sentences, Reidy transports the reader into a voyeur of a cast of protagonists that one can not help but find as empathetic companions, trying to make sense of the h ...more
Ed
A collection of short stories about various types of performers/performances from a first-time author (who I also happen to know). I encourage you to check it out!
Claire
This is a must-read for anyone who considers him or herself a fan of the arts--it's a book FOR the appreciators. You'll know what I mean when you read it.
Tom Riley
Really enjoyed this book. The characters are just amazing.
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will start to read this weekend..I guess, this one is good..
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Dave Reidy is the author of the short-story collection Captive Audience, which was named an Indie Next Notable Book by the American Booksellers Association. Captive Audience was published in French translation by Zanzibar Editions.

Reidy's fiction has been published by Granta, and his story "The Regular" was chosen by Charles D'Ambrosio as winner of the Emerging Writers Network Short Fiction Conte
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