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Certain American states : stories / Catherine Lacey.

Author/Creator:
Lacey, Catherine, 1985- author.
Standardized Title:
Short stories. Selections
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
190 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Self-realization -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations.
Self-realization.
Form/Genre:
Short stories.
Short stories.
Fiction.
Short stories.
Summary:
"In the twelve stories collected in Certain American States, Catherine Lacey, the award-winning author of the acclaimed novels Nobody Is Ever Missing and The Answers, picks apart the minutiae of the human condition with the skill of a surgeon, giving life to a collection of ordinary people seeking -- and failing to find -- the extraordinary in their lives. The characters in Certain American States are continually coming to terms with their place in the world before change inevitably returns. A woman leaves her dead husband's clothing on the street, only for it to reappear on the body of a stranger; a man reads his ex-wife's short story and neurotically contemplates whether it is about him; a young woman's attempt to deal with family tragedy is interrupted daily by a mute stranger showing her incoherent messages on his phone. These are stories of breakups, abandonment, and strained family ties; loneliness, happenstance, starting over, and the constant destruction of the self. Catherine Lacey's elegiac and inspired prose is at its full power in Certain American States, her first collection of short fiction, further establishing her as one of the singular literary voices of her generation." -- From publisher's description.
Contents:
Violations
ur heck box
Certain American States
Because You Have To
Please Take
The Healing Center
Learning
Touching People
The Four Immeasurables and Twenty New Immeasurables
Small Differences
Family Physics
The Grand Claremont Hotel.
ISBN:
9780374265892
0374265895
9780374714352
OCLC:
1004376292
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