Sunday, November 19, 2017
SUNDAY REVIEW / THAT TOM HANKS IS NOW WRITING SHORT STORIES
“Uncommon Type,” A collection of 17 short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor has just been released by Penguin/Random House.
His first fiction is a collection of short stories that run the gamut from:
--A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war.
--A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game–and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves.
--An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life.
For an excerpt from Penguin/Random House click here.