Baker & Taylor A collection of three stories dealing with human behavior and motivations includes "Father! Father! Burning Bright," "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet," and the title story, a satirical account of a memorial service for a special masseur.
Three stories in one volume from one of Britain's most admired authors and playwrights. The Laying On Of Hands is Bennett at his inimitable best in this funny, and mischievous satire about a society memorial service for a rather special masseur who has died at a tragically young age in Peru.
In "Father! Father! Burning Bright" Bennett writes with tragicomic insight about a son's vigil at his father's deathbed where their lifelong battle continues to the end. With his pared down and deceptively simple prose style Bennett unflinchingly describes the random thoughts and haphazard conversations of the family members waiting in the hospital as they face life and death.
In "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet" a podiatrist shows a lonely, unmarried department store clerk that there's more to life than looking after her brother. Part of the award winning and critically acclaimed Talking Heads series, "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet" was described in the New York Times as both "touching" and "hilarious."
Baker & Taylor A compelling new collection of short fiction by the author of The Clothes They Stood Up In combines keen insights into human behavior and motivations with witty dialogue in a volume that includes "Father! Father! Burning Bright," "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet," and the title story, a satirical account of a memorial service for a special masseur. 75,000 first printing.