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That's Life: A Fiction

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In this book, William Herrick's view of humanity is unsparing yet compassionate. He sees life as commitment—to ideals, friends, family—but no one, least of all Herrick, said it was going to be easy. His portraits of the members of a distinctly American family—a novella, five short stories, and a group of five letters—comprise not quite a novel but more than a collection of ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published April 1st 1985 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Reuben
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: american, male, fiction
Always a pleasure to be able to write the first review for a book.

This one is a mixed bag. It follows the life of an American family throughout the early-mid 20th century and gives narrative rights to various different members through a novella, 5 letters and 5 short stories (in this sense it is a little like As I Lay Dying, where you learn more about characters by what others say about them, than what they reveal themselves).

The family patriarch's Depression-era adolescence is the focus of the
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