The best of animals: stories
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New York : Persea Books, [2002].
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Central Adult Fiction
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The protagonists of the ten stories in this charming, highly affecting collection may be a familiar bunchyoung, bright, literatebut the way in which their lives are documented is anything but typical. With unusual compassion and nimble prose, Lauren Grodstein gives us some of the most appealing characters in recent memory, each one consumed by conflicting feelings of passion and inertia, as well as a vague suspicion that life holds some yet-to-be-delivered punch line, which will shed light on it all. Grodstein has the striking capacity to locate instances of true human vulnerability in her writing, and to portray the pathos, humor, and surprising moments of hope therein. In "Lonely Planet," an ad exec halfheartedly consoles and then desperately fondles her drunken best friend after a break-up; in "Family Vacation," etiquette breaks down among relatives stuck in an immobilized monorail at Disney World; and, in "Hey, Beautiful," a college senior can't take the heat in that epicenter of self-loathing and humiliationthe singles bar. Throughout The Best of Animals, Grodstein gives us teens and twentysomethings frozen in the headlights of oncoming adulthood. This first collection, full of implicit insight, marks the emergence of a fresh literary voice.
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182 pages ; 22.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780892552818, 0892552816

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"A Karen and Michael Braziller book."
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Grodstein, L. (2002). The best of animals: stories. New York: Persea Books.

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Grodstein, Lauren. 2002. The Best of Animals: Stories. New York: Persea Books.

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Grodstein, Lauren, The Best of Animals: Stories. New York: Persea Books, 2002.

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Grodstein, Lauren. The Best of Animals: Stories. New York: Persea Books, 2002. Print.

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