Mr. Spaceman

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“A surprisingly sweet and droll first-person account of the vexed attempts of an alien to understand the bafflingly unpredictable human race.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author “raises fin de siècle literature to new heights and turns inevitability on its head” in a novel of an alien named Desi (Publishers Weekly).
 
For decades, Desi has kept a quiet vigil above the Earth while studying the confusing, fascinating, and frustrating primary species of our planet, occasionally venturing to the planet’s surface to hear their thoughts and experience their memories using his empathic powers. Now, on December 31, 2000, he prepares for the final phase of his mysterious mission, which begins when he beams a tour bus bound for a Louisiana casino aboard his ship. The twelve passengers will be the last humans whose lives he will experience before he positions his spaceship in full and irrefutable view of the people of Earth and descends to the planet’s surface to proclaim his presence to all of humanity at the turn of the millennium.
 
Poignant, funny, and charming, Mr. Spaceman is filled with unexpected twists and turns, a tribute to the powers of love and understanding and the essence of what it means to be human.
 
“Funny and humane, entertaining and touching.” —The New York Times

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MR. SPACEMAN

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A surprisingly sweet and droll first-person account of the vexed attempts of an alien to understand the bafflingly unpredictable human race. The Pulitzer Prize—winning Butler (A Good Scent from a ... レビュー全文を読む

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An alien abducts a busload of casino-bound tourists prior to revealing himself to humans at the Y2K celebration. A short novel of about 200 pages, written in Butler’s unmistakable first person style ... レビュー全文を読む

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目次

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
15
Chapter 3
29
Chapter 4
37
Chapter 5
43
Chapter 6
49
Chapter 7
59
Chapter 8
73
Chapter 12
121
Chapter 13
155
Chapter 14
173
Chapter 15
183
Chapter 16
205
Chapter 17
209
Chapter 18
215
Chapter 19
217

Chapter 9
83
Chapter 10
91
Chapter 11
101
Chapter 20
223
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著者について (2007)

Robert Olen Butler is the author of ten novels and two collections of stories. In addition to a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and a National Magazine Award in 2001 (both for fiction), he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and an NEA grant, as well as the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

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