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From the up-and-coming young American writer who has contributed to McSweeney's and written for the New Yorker comes a masterful collection of short stories that has already received rave reviews from many of the most prominent writers working today. Some of the stories are comic masterpieces, some embody as dark a vision of the universe as you are likely to encounter, and all of them showcase a writer grappling with the great questions of modern life.
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Englander has written a fine collection, as intricately patterned across its length as a novel" (Robert MacFarlane SUNDAY TIMES)
few literary works have better demonstrated their veracity lately than this glorious collection (Pankaj Mishra FINANCIAL TIMES)
outstanding.. Englander shows an unerring ear for dialogue (Suzi Feay INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
a remarkable collection, not least because of its courageous determination to push forward in the direction hinted at by that last story (James Lasdun THE GUARDIAN)
offers something heftier and more challenging.. Englander has a fine capacity for writing both unflinchingly and idiosyncratically about these difficult subjects (Thomas Marks LITERARY REVIEW)
it's great to see an author devoted to short stories in their own right - as potential gems worth polishing to perfection (Anthony Cummins SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
brilliant.. when he is (funny), he's sublime. (Hugo Rifkind THE TIMES)
his finest work yet. He has a rare range: his clean writing feels fresh, but it vibrates with a charming old-world sensibility, much like his first acclaimed collection. (THE ECONOMIST)
with its cool graphic cover and rapturous quotes from Dave Eggers and Jonathan Safran Foer, this slim volume of stories promises to be a revelation - and it is. (Clare Longrigg PSYCHOLOGIES)
There is never anything as clumsy as a twist in Englander's stories - just a gradual, deft dismantling of what you thought you knew, or could rely on" (Sophie Elmhirst NEW STATESMAN)
Winner of the Frank O'Connor Award 2012. A dazzling short story collection by one of America's most critically acclaimed young writers.
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London UK, 2012. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper, Signed and dated (4. June. 2012) by the Author on the title page. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 005334