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Buffalo Lockjaw Greg Ames

Buffalo Lockjaw

Greg Ames

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308 pages
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Buffalo Lockjaw, like its charming, bitter screw-up of a narrator, reaches finally for larger meaning, and succeeds. . . . A brazen and tender book about a city and a scene, a mother and a son, and the beauty and pain of several kinds of love.MoreBuffalo Lockjaw, like its charming, bitter screw-up of a narrator, reaches finally for larger meaning, and succeeds. . . . A brazen and tender book about a city and a scene, a mother and a son, and the beauty and pain of several kinds of love.--Sam Lipsyte, author of Home LandAmes knows how to build up the world with a light hand while still getting to the complicated and painful ways we muddle through. Funny, fresh, and generous.--Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable SkirtIn Buffalo Lockjaw, love of ones parents and love of ones hometown mix powerfully with the mad undertow of loss that seems as inevitable in life as gravity.--Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!Greg Ames, one of the funniest writers Ive ever read, faces dead-on the most terrifying event in a persons life. Buffalo Lockjaw is frightening, heart-rending, and beautiful. . . . I didnt want it to end.--Poe Ballantine, author of Things I Like About AmericaGreg Ames manages to evoke place and expose the complexities of character in a single swift phrase. It is a funny-sad, heartbreaking, hypnotically readable debut.--Adrienne Miller, author of The Coast of AkronJames Fitzroy isnt doing so well. Though his old friends in Buffalo believe his life in New York City is a success, in fact he writes ridiculous taglines for a greeting card company. Now hes coming home on Thanksgiving to visit his aging father and dying mother, and unlike other holidays, hes not sure how this one is going to end. Buffalo Lockjaw introduces a fresh new voice in American fiction.