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URI professor hits literary stride and reader’s funny bone
in The Best-Known Man In The World and Other Misfits

KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 2, 2001 -- Daniel Pearlman’s latest book, The Best-Known Man In The World and Other Misfits (Aardwolf Press, 2001) will tickle your funny bone while making you squirm in your seats. The book, a collection of stories and novellas, is filled with unforgettable characters, irony and intellectual play. With tongue firmly in place in his cheek, Pearlman employs his mischievous sense of humor to what-if situations and what-now characters.

For example, in Over the H.I.L.L., one story in the collection, Mark Hazman’s relatives and friends raise one godawful ruckus because he has failed to drop dead on schedule. To make matters worse, Hazman is feeling at the top of his game.

But according to his date of death -- projected at his birth based on his genetic code -- he’s supposed to keel over. After all, his wife has already found a new lover and his parents are calmly prepared for their inheritance. So why is Hazman being so inconsiderate?

An English professor at URI, Pearlman lived in Spain for several years where he wrote two novels and began crafting a series of short stories. His work has appeared in such magazines and anthologies as New England Review, Quarterly West, Amazing Stories, The Silver Web, and Magic Realism. His recent books of fiction are Black Flames, a twisted excursion into the Spanish Civil War, and The Final Dream and Other Fictions, a book of speculative stories that grope the backsides of cosmos and consciousness.

Pearlman, a resident of the east side of Providence offers fiction writing seminars at URI. To learn more about his latest book, click on www.aardwolfpress.com.

For Information:Jan Sawyer Wenzel, 874-2116

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