Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Hardback)
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Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 17/10/2017

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A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A hectic, funny sexual affair between two best friends. A World War II veteran dealing with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket.

A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A woman adjusting to life in a new neighborhood after her divorce. Four friends going to the moon and back in a rocket ship constructed in the backyard.

A teenage surfer stumbling into his father's secret life.

These are just some of the people and situations that Tom Hanks explores in his first work of fiction, a collection of stories that dissects, with great affection, humour, and insight, the human condition and all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central.

To many, typewriters represent a level of craftsmanship, beauty and individuality that is harder and harder to find in the modern world. In his stories, Mr Hanks gracefully reaches that typewriter-worthy level. Known for his honesty and sensitivity as an actor, Mr Hanks brings both those characteristics to his writing.

Alternatingly whimsical, moving and occasionally melancholy, Uncommon Type is a book that will delight as well as surprise his millions of fans. It also establishes him as a welcome and wonderful new voice in contemporary fiction, a voice that perceptively delves beneath the surface of friendships, families, love and normal, everyday behaviour.

A Hollywood name, Tom Hanks has been an actor, screenwriter, director and producer. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Uncommon Type is his first collection of fiction.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781785151514
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 559 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 37 mm

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“Just your type”

A collection of short stories written by Tom Hanks...Yes! THAT Tom Hanks.
Whether you are going to this collection cynical or excited based on the celebrity writing this fiction, I can tell you the writing is... More

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Cat at York

“Keeps on giving!”

The first piece of fiction from the incredible Tom Hanks will hopefully be the first of many. His writing is as unique as he is, and reading these stories I felt a real connection to the author. Despite a common... More

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“Nice collection ”

An interesting series of short stories, there is a gentle sense of humour running through his observations of humanity. This is not a man who just performs, he also pays close attention to the world around him.

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