Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will is a strikingly accomplished début collection about love, loss, sex and survival in the hard heart of Texas.
'Set mostly in Texas, these are sensitive and complicated stories, subtly shaded and at their best when pushing towards redemption' Metro
'Remarkable. Levinson's characters - out of work actors, unsuccessful writers, drug addicts, cheating lovers, a porn movie director - are haunted by memories of their past, while standing on the edge of potentially life-changing decisions' Juice
'There's something as raw and frightening and egotistical in these men and women as Homeric heroes ... Levinson's world is acetylene hot' Edmund White
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Levinson reminds you that a short story can punch a good deal above its weight. -- GQ, May 2004
Levinson's bold, swift style are probably the reasons why these stories have been drenched in a torrent of praise. -- The Independent
Levinson's stories ... mark him out as a young writer of notable talent. -- The Times
David Levinson was born and brought up in San Antonio, Texas. He lived in New York for fifteen years before returning to Texas to teach at the University of Texas in Austin. His work has appeared in The James White Review, The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, RE:AL, and Newsweek. This is his first book.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141015780