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A Night Out

Auhtor: Edward Peple

Language: english

Genres:

fiction and literature,  short story
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Night Out':

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City is a 2004 memoir by playwright and poet Nick Flynn describing Flynns reunion with his estranged father Jonathan -- an alcoholic resident of the homeless shelter where Nick was a social worker in the late 1980s. The title refers to Jonathans description of homeless life in Boston. The memoir earned Flynn a 2004 award from PEN International was shortlisted for the Prix Femina and has been translated into thirteen languages. In 2007 Twentieth Century Fox acquired the rights to produce an adaptation of the memoir filming began in the summer of 2010 with Paul Weitz as director and starring Robert De Niro as Jonathan and Casey Affleck as Nick.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Night Out':


... Yuki Yowsi Zind-a dignity, in itself, sufficient to cause an aristocratic languor but, to the layman, he was just a cat. He dwelt with an exclusive ...
... clean garden, where the big Jack-roses were as immaculate as a mama's Lizzie-boy, and the well-bred, timid little violets seemed to long to play ...
... so badly fixed, after all. Besides, he owned property. It consisted of a bullfrog which he carried in his mouth, with its legs and web feet protruding ...
... however, I am known by a variety of others, such as Mon Prince de Maniere Charmante, Sugar-pie-precious, and-. Aw, cut it. snapped the street ...
... taught him generosity. Say, bo, yer don't want to do de bashful-see.-'cause me 'n' you is gents what understands de game er chanst. Here-take ...
... was a comfortable, wholesome wreck. Hully gee. grinned Ringtail Pete. We otter make a wish.. They made it, and the metaphoric wish-bone ...
... de way fer to jump yer wealthy crib. You watch me.. He backed away, then took a running start and made the coping of the wall in a splendid, scurrying ...
... as it peeped above the wall, there also rose a cautious signal-wail, and Pete's one eye glowed green among the ivy-vines. Hi, spote. grinned the ...
... jes' a part er de game er life. Come on.. The way was easier now, and they journeyed without alarm. Presently Ringtail turned to his friend with ...
... She greeted her friend's friend without the courtesy of a Mr., looked in open admiration at the handsome gentleman, and asked if he were single. The ...
... but mistook the especial frog to which his friend had reference. Instead, he pounced upon a big yellow-throated beast weighing a pound and a half, and ...
... of a nip.. W'y, a catnip, yer bloomin' bladderskite. Wot did yer t'ink I meant-a cornder of de moon. I'm talkin' 'bout jes' straight catnip. Are ...
... to this pointed abbreviation of his name, but forgave his friend on the grounds that he was drunk so the two went on and sought their rendezvous. ...
... others lived for love or wealth or art, Ash-Can Sam existed for a finish fight alone. At the present speaking he came swaggering around a corner, ...
... To chaw up mommer's sugar-pet, An' hurt his nose, not soon, but yet. Oh, ain't it a sham-m-m-m-e. Omar Ben regarded the bully in calm scorn. You disreputable ...
... Sam was wounded-not so much in body as in pugilistic pride. He turned to wipe away the stain, and, incidentally, to wipe the earth with ...
... sizzling spit, and a lean black streak shot out toward the haven of an alley's mouth. The streak was Ash-Can Sam. Omar Ben Sufi sat down in the middle ...
... tears and linguistic prayers. There were tinklings of little bells, while humans called shrilly to vulgar officials along the wires. From a mass of ...
... : Le Ngrier Vol Idouard Glissant is a French writer, poet and literary critic. He is widely recognised as being one of the most influential figures ...
... figures in Caribbean thought and cultural commentary. He studied at the Lyce Schoelcher, named after the abolitionist Victor Schoelcher, where ...