The Dream Life of Astronauts

The Dream Life of Astronauts

Patrick Ryan

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Description

Set in and around Cape Canaveral, these nine stories - as funny as they are affecting - ratify the emergence of an indelible talent in fiction. Think Tom Perrotta meets Lorrie Moore.

These stories range from the summer of the moon launch to the summer of Watergate to the summer of Dirty Dancing to the present. They are anchored by protagonists whose lives are sometimes deeply messy but always relatable.

An ex-mobster living in witness protection feuds with the busy-body head of his condo board

A would-be Miss America contestant finds herself auditioning for a shady local talent scout over vodka and Sunny D

A NASA engineer begins to wonder if the woman he’s having an affair with is slowly poisoning her husband

Story Locale: Merritt Island, Florida

Product Details

Publisher: The Dial Press
Publish Date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 272 pages
Language: English

ISBN: 9780385341387, 0385341385

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