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Distortions.

Beattie, Ann.

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ISBN 10: 0385116594 / ISBN 13: 9780385116596
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1976
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A Near Fine copy in Very Good unclipped dust jacket with an edge tear and light wear to the extremities. Beattie's first collection of stories, published simultaneously with her first novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter. Catalog Merlot. Bookseller Inventory # 22533

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Title: Distortions.

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1976

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition

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DISTORTIONS is a collection of 19 short stories, many of which previously appeared in print, mostly in The New Yorker. The author's list of characters is diverse: a lifeguard who wants to "introspect," a suburban couple and a spaceman, a wife who stops talking to her husband but gets up in the middle of the night to mail letters to him.

These people, so different on the surface, all lead lives distorted by dreams, devoid of passion, imagination and vitality.

Ann Beattie's style--clipped, cool and concise--gives us cameo portraits of her characters, freezing them in time and space, accentuating the emptiness of their lives.

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Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor.

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