Franklin

Joy : and 52 other very short stories / Erin McGraw.

Author/Creator:
McGraw, Erin, 1957- author.
Standardized Title:
Short stories. Selections
Edition:
First hardcover edition.
Publication:
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Short stories, American.
Life change events -- Fiction.
Introspection -- Fiction.
Introspection.
Life change events.
Short stories, American.
Form/Genre:
Short stories.
Fiction.
Short stories.
Summary:
Claire Messud described Erin McGraw's last collection of stories as "at once laugh-out-loud funny and utterly serious, [exploring] life's profundity through its details." This is even more true with McGraw's new collection, Joy. In these very short stories, narrators step out of themselves to explain their lives to us, sometimes defensively, sometimes regretfully, other times deceitfully. Voices include those of the impulsive first-time murderer, the depressed pet sitter, the assistant of Patsy Cline, the anxiety-riddled new mother, the aged rock-and-roller, the girlfriend of your husbandhuman beings often (incredibly) unaware of the turning points staring them in the face. Crossing time, states, class, and religions, McGraw's stories are on the edge, causing you to wince even as you laugh. And McGraw will draw you to a deep need to read some sentences alouda sweet voice, a shrewd insight, some uneasy charm.
Contents:
America
Comfort (1)
Comfort (2)
Compliments
The tenth student
Second sight
Phantom
Cloth
Friendship
Hallelujah day
Haircut
Rock and roll
L.A.
Before
Spice
Learning
Hope
Breaking glass
Sympathy
Ava Gardner goes home
Law and order
Love
Management
Snitch
Edits
Hello from an old friend
Cat
Nobody happy
Soup (1)
Soup (2)
Soup (3)
Song
Fat
Pebble
Pariah
Priest
Artist
Parable
Happiness
Dogs
Job
Wedding gown
Joy
Peru
Necropolis
Honor
Bucket (1)
Bucket (2)
Cliché
Nutcracker
Stingers
Teeth
Prayer.
ISBN:
9781640092082
1640092080
OCLC:
1050457340
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy