- Published: 07/03/2005
- ISBN: 9781862077409
- 192 pages
Pieces For The Left Hand
A student’s suicide note is not what it seems. A high-school football rivalry turns absurd – and deadly. A much-loved cat seems to have been a different animal all along. A pair of identical twins aren’t identical at all – or even related. A man finds his own yellowed birth announcement inside a bureau bought at auction. Set in a small American town, told in a conversational style, Pieces for the Left Hand is a stream of a hundred anecdotes, none much longer than a page. At once funny, bizarre, familiar and disturbing, these deceptively straightforward tales nevertheless shock and amaze through uncanny coincidence, tragic misunderstanding, strange occurrence or sudden insight. Unposted letters, unexpected visitors, false memories – in Pieces for the Left Hand, these are the things that decide our fate. Wry and deadpan, powerful and philosophical, these addictive little fables reveal the everyday world as a strange and eerie place.
Lennon's writing stands out because he has an ability to take everyday situations and turn them into comedy
Big Issue in the North
Perfectly formed pieces with the power to disturb and amaze ... A well-written and thought-provoking book