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Circling the Drain: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

          Enter into the worlds of fifteen young women who, despite their vastly different circumstances, seem to negotiate an eerily similar and unavoidably dangerous emotional terrain. With a visceral bite or a surreal edge, each electrically charged story in Circling the Drain presents women trying to understand the nature of loss--of leaving or being left--and discovering that in the throes of feverish conflict, things are rarely what they seem. By turns dark and lyrical, ferocious and playful, these stories are precise, startling, and undeniably original. Reading them is a cathartic, mesmerizing literary experience.

Review:

"Vivid and immediate as graffiti, these stories stay etched in the brain. This is fierce, original, and often poetic work. Amanda Davis is a compelling and exciting new writer." Lee Smith

About the Author

Amanda Davis was raised in Durham, North Carolina. She was tragically killed in a plane crash on her way to her childhood state where she was scheduled to promote her debut novel, Wonder When You'll Miss Me, published in February 2003. She resided in Oakland, California, where she taught in the MFA program at Mills College. Davis also authored Circling the Drain, a collection of short stories. Her fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have been published in Esquire, Bookforum, Black Book, McSweeney's, Poets and Writers, Story, Seventeen, and Best New American Voices 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688179090
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Davis, Amanda
Author:
by Amanda Davis
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Psychological fiction, American
Subject:
Loss
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 221
Publication Date:
20000516
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.53 in. .36 lbs.

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