Second Hand


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W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
5.5 X 0.61 X 8.5 inches | 0.77 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Zadoorian is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Second Hand as well as the short story collection The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit. His fiction has appeared in The Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Ararat, American Short Fiction, The North American Review, and Detroit Noir. He lives with his wife in the Detroit area.


Second Hand illuminates how there can be so many stories that are tied to forgotten treasures that are tucked away.
An uncommon sweetness and charity towards the castoffs of the world animate this book, which is both funny and moving, especially as it moves toward its surprisingly beautiful ending. Michael Zadoorian has written a fine and wonderful novel about one of the most unusual of subjects: junk, and those who care for valuable objects, living and dead, that others have thrown away.--Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love
Michael Zadoorian speaks to the heart and soul of the junker, but when he writes, 'Junkers know that we don't have to want the things we're told to want, that it's important to love that which seems to have no worth, ' he speaks to all of us searching for worth in our lives.--Mary Randolph Carter, author of American Junk
If you have ever taken a date to a garage sale or thrift store, this book is for you. Charming, sweet, funny--Zadoorian conveys the oft-overlooked beauty of cast-offs, be they vinyl records, photographs, mismatched dinette chairs, or even people.--Al Hoff, author of Thrift Score
A wonderful book.--Chris Jussel, host of Antiques Roadshow
Second Hand hooked me right away--Zadoorian is a stylist with his own sound. He's a very entertaining writer, hip and funny.--Elmore Leonard