What's Important Is Feeling

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Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on summer break struggle to escape the orbit of a seemingly utopic communal house.

And in the title story, selected for The Best American Short Stories, two film school buddies working on a doomed project are left sizing up their own talent, hoping to come out on top but fearing they won't.

In What's Important Is Feeling, Adam Wilson follows the through-line of contemporary coming-of-age from the ravings of teenage lust to the staggering loneliness of proto-adulthood. He navigates the tough terrain of American life with a delicate balance of comedy and compassion, lyricism and unsparing straightforwardness. Wilson's characters wander through a purgatory of yearning, hope, and grief. No one emerges unscathed."

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Pub Date: 2014-02-25 Pages: 224 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up.. their love life. Students on summer break struggle to escape the orbit of a seemingly utopic communal house.And in the title story. selected for The Best American Short Stories. two film school buddies working on a doomed project are left sizing up their own talent . hoping to come out on top-but fearing they won t.In What s Important Is Feeling. Adam Wilson follows the through-line of contemporary coming-of-age from the ravings of teenage lust to the staggering loneliness of proto-adulthood. He navigates the tough terrain of American life with a delicate balance of comedy and compassion. lyricism and unsparing straightforward...

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"The stories in Adam Wilson's "What's Important Is Feeling" blend humor with emotion."--"Vanity Fair"

"Adam Wilson is one of our best young writers."--Flavorwire

"This book will bring you back to the wandering, blurred-together days of your early twenties, or, if you're a younger person with creative aspirations, remind you of your very real present."--GQ.com

"With its tales of young men and women who can't quite grow-up, is about addiction, fear, sickness, self-doubt, family and love. But it asks us to respect its dark and damaged characters and to come feel what they feel, even if it's for just a moment in time."--ZYZZYVA

"Getting laughs and pathos from the same work of fiction is a hard thing to do. Adam Wilson's previous book, "Flatscreen", did so regularly. . . . As good as that book was, his new collection "What's Important is Feeling", is even better."--VOL. 1. BROOKLYN

"Adam Wilson is a writer on the rise."--Buzzfeed

"[A] testosterone- and coke-fueled collection. . . . Darkly funny."--Entertainment Weekly

"Adam Wilson can write. . . and he does so with a certain authenticity and humor that I rarely see. . . . If you enjoy the cohesive element in collections, then I can't recommend this book enough."--LITREACTOR.COM

"Those who like to sympathize or psychoanalyze should find what they're looking for in What's Important is Feeling: Stories. Wilson's characters might be one, probably two, cards short of a full deck, but they are inarguably funny."--VOX Magazine

"Adam Wilson's fierce tales of botched dreams, conflicted ambitions and na?ve missteps make for a millennial "Winesburg, Ohio", capturing all the idealism and cynicism of young cohorts facing tough realities."--B&N Review

"This book is a joy ride . . . The buoyant comedy and insight of Wilson's prose carries these stories farther and farther past taboo, into sensitive and complicated territory."--New York Times Book Review

The stories in Adam Wilson s "What s Important Is Feeling" blend humor with emotion. --"Vanity Fair""

Adam Wilson is one of our best young writers. --Flavorwire"

This book will bring you back to the wandering, blurred-together days of your early twenties, or, if you re a younger person with creative aspirations, remind you of your very real present. --GQ.com"

With its tales of young men and women who can t quite grow-up, is about addiction, fear, sickness, self-doubt, family and love. But it asks us to respect its dark and damaged characters and to come feel what they feel, even if it s for just a moment in time. --ZYZZYVA"

Getting laughs and pathos from the same work of fiction is a hard thing to do. Adam Wilson s previous book, "Flatscreen," did so regularly. . . . As good as that book was, his new collection "What s Important is Feeling," is even better. --VOL. 1. BROOKLYN"

Adam Wilson is a writer on the rise. --Buzzfeed"

[A] testosterone- and coke-fueled collection. . . . Darkly funny. --Entertainment Weekly"

Adam Wilson can write. . . and he does so with a certain authenticity and humor that I rarely see. . . . If you enjoy the cohesive element in collections, then I can t recommend this book enough. --LITREACTOR.COM"

Those who like to sympathize or psychoanalyze should find what they re looking for in What s Important is Feeling: Stories. Wilson s characters might be one, probably two, cards short of a full deck, but they are inarguably funny. --VOX Magazine"

Adam Wilson s fierce tales of botched dreams, conflicted ambitions and na?ve missteps make for a millennial "Winesburg, Ohio," capturing all the idealism and cynicism of young cohorts facing tough realities. --B&N Review"

This book is a joy ride . . . The buoyant comedy and insight of Wilson s prose carries these stories farther and farther past taboo, into sensitive and complicated territory. --New York Times Book Review"

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