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Human Amusements

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Human Amusements by Wayne Johnston
Jul 13, 2004 | ISBN 9781400031979
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    Jul 13, 2004 | ISBN 9781400031979

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    Mar 31, 2010 | ISBN 9780307486103

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“Wise, funny, touching.”— The Globe & Mail

“Funny, eccentric, and touching . . . [Human Amusements] leaves us nostalgic for a kinder, gentler, mediascape, and the life that went with it.”—The Toronto Star

“Wayne Johnston’s books are beautifully written, among the funniest I’ve ever read, yet somehow at the same time among the most poignant and moving.”—Annie Dillard

“This bittersweet novel touches the funny bone and the heart.”—The Edmonton Journal

“Charles Dickens would have greatly admired Johnston’s style and humor–And the old master would have envied the vivid scenes Johnston draws.” –Houston Chronicle

“[Johnston is] a master plotter whose wise words sting and stab.”–Entertainment Weekly

“Wayne Johnston is a brilliant and accomplished writer.” –Annie Proulx

“One of our continent’s best writers.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Johnston is an accomplished storyteller, with a gift for both description and character, which he uses masterfully.”–Booklist (starred)

“Johnston [is] capable of fine psychological observation.…His backers ultimately get their money’s worth.”–Atlantic Monthly

“Johnston is an authentic comic genius…. His timing and pacing are impeccable. He knows how to…create laughter out of a wonderful mixture of emotions.” –The Gazette (Montreal)

“A prodigiously talented author.” –The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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