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The Ends of Our Tethers by Alasdair Gray
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Nov 23, 08

bookshelves: short_stories, scottish

This is a quirky collection of stories, at times it reminded me of the deadpan tall tale style of some of the Mark Twain stories I've read, but with more gritty urban working class ennui. The best stories, imo, were "Job's Skin Game", a lovingly glum story about a thrice married man with a skin ailment, and "Wellbeing", a wonderful quasi-fantasy story about a famous homeless man with a rich imagination.
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