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: A mother's imminent death bizarrely reorders a family's dynamics...A cruel prank perpetrated by two little girls on a classmate alters their three lives in unexpected ways...A daughter struggles to explain a troubled relationship with her father, an obsessive scientist whom she simultaneously resents and adores...These are three of the nine remarkable stories by acclaimed author Julie Schumacher that appear in this marvelous new collection. Here is short fiction that offers poignant and unforgettable views of the disordered, unpredictable world of parents and children, sisters and brothers. There are two O'Henry Award-winners in AN EXPLANATION FOR CHAOS, one of which was included in Best American Short Stories. From out of the painful cacophonies of youth and family emerge cries of despair and declaration of hope--angry defiance and harsh, piercing laughter--in a startling and intensely beautiful exploration of the chaos that is life from one of the most original and exciting voices in contemporary American literature.

About the Author

Julie Schumacher is the author of the short story collection AN EXPLANATION FOR CHAOS. Her debut novel, THE BODY IS WATER, was a finalist for the 1996 Earnest Hemingway foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction and an ALA Notable Book of the Year. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards anthology, as well as the Atlantic Monthly and other publications. Ms. Schumacher is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota and lives with her family in St. Paul.

Table of Contents

Reunion — The private life of Robert Schumann --Levitation — Dummies — Dividing Madelyn — An explanation for chaos — Telling Uncle R.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380730506
Author:
Schumacher, Julie
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
165 p.
Dimensions:
8.36x5.61x.80 in. .35 lbs.

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