Nothing right : short stories

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New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2009., New York :
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A collection of stories from one of the New Yorker's "twenty young fiction writers of the new millennium," a series of unforgettable glimpses into contemporary family life.Set in the American Southwest, and featuring one previously unpublished story,Nothing Right shows one of our best writers working at the top of her game. Antonya Nelson's stories are masterpieces: poignant, hilarious, truthful explorations of domesticity.

The artfully rendered characters in Nothing Right try to keep themselves intact as their personal lives explode around them. A mother and her teenage son finally find common ground when his girlfriend becomes pregnant. A woman leaves her husband and finds herself living with a stranger who is getting extensive plastic surgery while her best friend is dying of cancer. In "Or Else," one of three short stories nominated for a National Magazine Award for theNew Yorker, a man brings his girlfriend to a house he claims belongs to his family, only to have his lie exposed when one of the real owners comes home to scatter her father's ashes.

These stories are sure to delight longtime fans and readers lucky enough to be just discovering Antonya Nelson.

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First U.S. edition.
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296 pages ; 22.
9781596915749 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1596915749 (hardcover : alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Nelson, A. (2009). Nothing right: short stories. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

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Nelson, Antonya. 2009. Nothing Right: Short Stories. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

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Nelson, Antonya, Nothing Right: Short Stories. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2009.

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Nelson, Antonya. Nothing Right: Short Stories. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2009. Print.

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