Hanks gave a typewriter to John Prine
Actor Tom Hanks has made us believe he can be anyone and do anything on the big screen.
Now he’s taking us on a journey on the page: Tom Hanks has written a book.
It’s a collection of short stories, with varied subjects: a World War II veteran on Christmas Eve in 1953, a California surfer kid who makes an unsettling discovery. There’s time travel. In every story, Hanks sneaks in the machine he’s so obsessed with — the typewriter.
“I have too many typewriters, David,” he says, beginning a riff. “You want one? I should have brought one for you and the staff, just to help out, man. I don’t want these to be a burden to my children when I kick the bucket. I don’t want them to say, ‘What are we gonna do with dad’s typewriters?'”
Sometimes the typewriter is a plot device; sometimes it really does…
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