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A Few Corrections

by Leithauser, Brad A

  • ISBN: 9780375411496
  • ISBN10: 0375411496

A Few Corrections

by Leithauser, Brad A

  • List Price: $24.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publish date: 04/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780375411496
  • ISBN10: 0375411496
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Description: This clever, touching novel opens with the obituary of Wesley Sultan, a respectable, unexceptional, civic-minded Midwestern businessman. But the novel's first sentence hints of mysterious revelations to come: "There are at least a dozen errors here".

Step by step, the book's narrator sets about correcting the errors, investigating the deceptive but appealing Wesley Sultan by way of the lives he touched and often manipulated: his wives, his siblings, his girlfriends, his children. Each chapter reprints the obituary but with one new handwritten amendment -- correction piling upon correction until the original has been effectively demolished. It seems that businessman Wesley -- handsome, dapper, flirtatious, and ambitious -- lived a far more tangled and ambiguous life than the one he presented to the world.

Written with humor and lyrical dash, A Few Corrections is both a psychological detective story and an epitaph for a vanishing figure -- the gallant, sports-car-driving, local Romeo who flourished in mid-century throughout small-town America.

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