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Second Hand

by Zadoorian, Michael A

  • ISBN: 9780393047974
  • ISBN10: 0393047970

Second Hand

by Zadoorian, Michael A

  • List Price: $23.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish date: 03/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780393047974
  • ISBN10: 0393047970
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Description: Richard owns a secondhand store ("Satori Junk") just outside Detroit. He's the kind of guy for whom not much happens, until it happens all at once: His mother dies. He rummages his parents' basement for good junk and finds (alongside "every purse my mother has ever owned since the Fifties") a box of photos that changes his view of everything He falls apart over his mother's notes on his favorite meal in an old cookbook. He meets Theresa, a fellow hipster, a thrift-attired junk goddess who shares his feeling for castaways and he falls for her -- hard. Along the way he acquires some junk wisdom about love and loss.

Richard's inimitable hilarious philosophical, self-deprecating, yearning voice and his sharp and loving eye for common foibles and unexpected virtues make for a comic novel crammed Fall of surprise and pleasure. Second Hand is peppered with insight as unpretentious and satisfying as the unexpected garage sale find, Junk Richard tells us "has taught me that to find new use for an object discarded is an act of glistening purity I have learned that a camera case makes a damn fine purse or that 40 copies of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass's Whipped Cream and Other Delights' may be used to cover a wall of a bedroom.... Junk has taught me that all will come to junk eventually, and much sooner than you think."

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