Hemingway's Chair

Michael Palin

St. Martin's Griffin

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Martin Sproale is an assistant postmaster obsessed with Ernest Hemingway. Martin lives in a small English village, where he studies his hero and putters about harmlessly--until an ambitious outsider, Nick Marshall, is appointed postmaster instead of Martin. Slick and self-assured, Nick steals Martin's girlfriend and decides to modernize the friendly local office by firing dedicated but elderly employees and privatizing the business. Suddenly, gentle Martin is faced with a choice: meedly accept defeat as he always has, or fight for what he believes in, as his hero, Hemingway, would.
Filled with Michael Palin's trademark wit and good humor, this novel is for anyone who has ever dreamed of triumphing over the technocrats and backstabbers of the world. Hilarious, touching, and ultimately inspirational, Hemingway's Chair will make readers stand up and cheer.

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Praise for Hemingway's Chair

"His book is well paced, his prose, carefully hewn, his characters fully developed and convincingly human. An this comic timing is impeccable." --The Washington Post

This book's strenghts are...its dry, deftly, understated wit, its careful plot and character construction; it's clever, on-the-money dialogue...Those pleasures carry you a long way."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Funnyman Palin brings a light touch to this yarn, treating his characters and their many weaknesses with an affection that will have readers rooting for his unlikely hero." --Pubishers Weekly

"The spirit of Hemingway is evident in Palin's prose." --The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"This comic novel should enjoy critical acclaim while finding popularity among readers who can't distinguish a Python from a garden snake. It is a tale of frustration that is both gentle and snappy, human to the core." --Library Journal

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Michael Palin was a lifelong (so far) member of Monty Python.

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Hemingway's Chair
Michael Palin

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 1999
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466836082
ISBN10: 1466836083
288 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 1999
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312205508
ISBN10: 0312205503
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2013
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ISBN: 9781250036513
ISBN10: 1250036518
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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