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Old 02-08-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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If I describe this book, I hope someone here will be able to tell me author/title. I read about it online a few months ago and wrote it down now I went and lost the slip of paper. Sigh. Anyway here's what I remember:

Not an old book, probably no older than 2009 but I really do think it's new.

It's fiction

Premise: This man (or woman ) is at a dinner party and someone upstairs is going to commit suicide in the bathroom. People from the party gather in the hallway and over the course of the book, the bathroom patron is telling them his/her life story. LOL. I know it's sort of comical in writing style. That's all I remember. Help!
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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Could it be Ali Smith's "There But for The"? The main character did not commit suicide though, he locked himself in the host's upstairs room for weeks on end, sort of taking himself hostage.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Could it be Ali Smith's "There But for The"? The main character did not commit suicide though, he locked himself in the room for weeks on end, sort like taking himself hostage.

I'd bet serious money -- y'know... if I *had* serious money -- that that's the book the OP is asking about.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Could it be Ali Smith's "There But for The"? The main character did not commit suicide though, he locked himself in the host's upstairs room for weeks on end, sort of taking himself hostage.

It had a weird title and I just couldn't recall it...but YAY! Yup. That's the book Thanks a bunch.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Let's make it into a game! haha

Fiction, 20th century.

Premise: A man, a few days after his mother died, shoots and kills another man, and faces a trial that condemns him to death for his unremorseful & uncaring view of life.
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