You Are Not A Stranger Here

You Are Not A Stranger Here

Book - 2002
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The publication of "Notes to My Biographer," inZoetrope: All-Storymagazine introduced readers to the remarkable voice of Adam Haslett. Nominated as part of a National Magazine Award, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at venues across the country, the story brought the author widespread recognition. Now, in his first book, Adam Haslett gives us nine richly varied stories, each suffused with intense emotion and written in a lyric prose alternatively lush and spare.You Are Not a Stranger Herecarries its readers into the hearts and minds of people facing life's most profound dilemmas. We meet an aging inventor still burning with ideas as he makes a final visit to his gay son. A psychiatrist's encounter with a reluctant patient reveals a young doctor's own needs and fears. An orphaned boy finds solace in a classmate's violence. The return of an old lover disturbs the peace between a brother and sister who have lived together for decades. In settings that range from New England to Great Britain, from Los Angeles to the American West, the stories in this book treat what Faulkner called the old verities and truths of the heart: love and honor, pity and pride, compassion and sacrifice. They do so with heartbreaking precision and an often generous humor, drawing us past the surface of characters' lives into the moments of decision and recognition that shape them irrevocably. Together these stories constitute a significant achievement by a powerful new writer.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, c2002
ISBN: 9780385509527
0385509529
Branch Call Number: F Has

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