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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherThe Dial Press
File size7.6 Mb
GanreShort Stories
Release date 01.08.2013
ISBN9780812993585
Pages count240
Book rating4.34 (105 votes)
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From the author of the acclaimed memoir When Skateboards Will Be Free comes a fiercely original and unforgettable collection of linked short stories, several of which appeared originally in The New Yorker.

An unnamed American city feeling the effects of a war waged far away and suffering from bad weather is the backdrop for this startling work of fiction. The protagonists are aimless young men going from one blue collar job to the next, or in a few cases, aspiring to middle management. Their everyday struggles-with women, with the morning commute, with a series of cruel bosses-are somehow transformed into storytelling that is both universally resonant and wonderfully uncanny. That is the unsettling, funny, and ultimately heartfelt originality of Saïd Sayrafiezadeh's short fiction, to be at home in a world not quite our own but with many, many lessons to offer us.

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