Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch?

Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch? - Penguin Modern

Short stories

Paperback (22 Feb 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'It was what we call in the trade a potato...'

Tales of low-lifes and grifters trying to make ends meet in pre-War Germany.

Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241339244
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 833.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9272
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 50g
Height: 111mm
Width: 159mm
Spine width: 9mm