The Dork of Cork by Chet Raymo

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Frank Bois, a forty-three-year-old dwarf living in Cork, Ireland, has just penned his poignant autobiography, revealing his fascination with the stars, his love for an unattainable woman, and the story of his haunting, lonely life.

About Chet Raymo

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Published May 1, 1993 by Warner Books. 354 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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how her son Frank, the dwarf, became a voyeur and pervert after falling unrequitedly in love with one of Jack's six beautiful daughters--a girl named Emma, who also went briefly crazy because of an evil affair with a German astronomer living in Cork;

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Raymo ( In the Falcon's Claw ) so skillfully manipulates the author-within-an-author narration that it's easy to forget that Frank is a fictional entity.

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The book is packed with hesitations and doubt about language - 'How shall I put it?', 'What shall I call it?' - but the questions never get a very surprising answer: 'He made their lovemaking - how shall I say it?

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