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Booklist calls The Tao of Humiliation 'mastery of the short form'

TheTaoOfHumiliation_Bookstore According to a new Booklist review, Lee Upton's The Tao of Humiliation is an "entertaining collection," which will "appeal to fans of a variety of literary authors, such as Grace Paley, Edith Pearlman, and Lewis Nordan." That's high and rightful praise. In this 17-story collection of irony, mourning, humor, and satire, "Upton, award-winning poet and literary critic, shows her mastery of the short form." Abundant with "fascinating characters who confront and confound readers," Upton creates a similarly wide variety of situations -- loss, insight, betrayal, and, of course, humiliation -- with a "lightness of touch." "She draws her unforgettable characters with decisiveness, using voice, point of view, and a variety of narrators. Many of the stories are very funny. Irony, satire, the gift of the apt phrase, and the occasional slapstick scene will delight readers." The Tao of Humiliation has been printed and delivered to BOA's doorstep! Get your copy at the BOA Bookstore today, and we'll deliver it to yours. To celebrate National Poetry Month, BOA is offering FREE SHIPPING on any order through April 30! Enter promo code BOAPOETRY in the discount box at checkout to save.
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