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Thunderstruck & Other Stories

McCRACKEN, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10: 0385335776 / ISBN 13: 9780385335775
Editorial: Dial Press. New York., 2014
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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NF/NF. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page and dated the day the book was released. 224 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 17677

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Título: Thunderstruck & Other Stories

Editorial: Dial Press. New York.

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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From the author of the beloved novel The Giant s House finalist for the National Book Award comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken s fiction to be hailed as exquisite (The New York Times Book Review), funny and heartbreaking (The Boston Globe), and a true marvel (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In Property, selected by Geraldine Brooks forThe Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord s possessions. In Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey, the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston, the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter s risky behavior.

In Elizabeth McCracken s universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive.Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers.

Praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories

Restorative, unforgettable . . . a powerful testament to the scratchy humor and warm intelligence of McCracken s writing. Sylvia Brownrigg,The New York Times Book Review (Editor s Choice)

[A] bewitching and wise collection . . . playful, even joyful. O: The Oprah Magazine

Stunningly beautiful . . . brilliantly moving . . . Moments of joy and pure magic flicker and pitch-perfect humor acts as a furtive SOS signal through the fog of loss. Los Angeles Times

Each of Thunderstruck s nine stories is a storm: delightful and destructive, packed with electricity, fascinating to watch unfold. Salon

The stories here are brilliant, funny and heartbreaking. . . . Elizabeth McCracken is a national treasure. Paul Harding,The Wall Street Journal

Pure delight: one lyrical, impeccably constructed sentence after another. Chicago Tribune

Beautifully wrought . . . As painstaking as a watchmaker, McCracken disassembles life down to its smallest parts. The Boston Globe

The psychological punches McCracken delivers, with her keen sense of irony and mordant humor, are unforgettable. The Miami Herald

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